Agricultural Communication: BS
USU is the only university in the state where students can get a degree in agricultural communication. There is a high demand for communication professionals with knowledge and background in agriculture because the agriculture-related industry, from farming and livestock to food production and human nutrition, encompasses a significant portion of careers worldwide.
Students in this degree take coursework in a variety of agricultural disciplines, including animal science, plant science, agricultural economics, nutrition, and landscape architecture. They also take courses in video production, photography, graphic design, website design, marketing and sales, and agricultural communication. This training provides students with the basic knowledge to draw from as they communicate the importance of the food and fiber industry.
An agricultural communication degree can lead to career opportunities with public relations and advertising agencies, government agencies, commodity promotion groups, agricultural publications, radio and TV stations, colleges, non-profit, and other organizations.
With a degree in agricultural communication, students can pursue the following careers:
- Radio broadcaster
- Agricultural information specialist
- Agricultural communications educator
- Extension agent
- Congressional aide
- Free-lance writer/editor
- Graphic designer
- Marketing specialist
- Web content manager
- Communication specialist
- Corporate, government communicator
- Event planner
- Advertising/sales agent
- Technical writer
- Educational material developers
Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the agricultural communication program has additional requirements:
- Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
- Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.75 total GPA for admission to this major.
International students have additional admissions requirements.