Agricultural Communication Major

Agricultural Communication Major

Available at: Athens

Agricultural communication professionals tell the story of agriculture and the environment to consumers, legislators and other key stakeholders. The Agricultural Communication undergraduate degree prepares students to understand and communicate specialized agricultural science and information through journalism, advertising, public relations, graphic design and telecommunications.  Students are given hands-on opportunities in classes and outside organizations to practice key skills and prepare them for a professional career. In addition, UGA agricultural communication students are given once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to participate in international service-learning coursework, instilling the importance of cross-cultural communication and engagement, which allows students to practice the skills learned in the classroom in a real-world setting for the benefit of others. Upon graduation, our students have an established skill-set to translate science, liaise between industry and consumers, and produce communication materials using new media and technology. 

What does an Agricultural Communication Major Study?

Coursework

View the course plan below for a typical course sequence of an Agricultural Communication major. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.

See the required Agricultural Communication courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.

Prepare

To prepare for courses to earn an Agricultural Communication degree we
recommend you:

  • Participate in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
  • Work on a school yearbook
  • Work on school or community newspapers and newsletters
  • Manage social media sites
  • Develop websites
  • Engage in student journalism projects

What can an Agricultural Communication student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Journalistic writing
  • Developing websites
  • Publishing opportunities
  • Photography
  • Graphic design software use
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with an Agricultural Communication degree?

Career Potential

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Graphic Designer
  • Reporter for Science, Agriculture, or Business
  • News Writer or Editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Legislative Affairs Specialist
  • Marketing and Communication Coordinator
  • Sales and Company Representatives

How do I pay for college?

Scholarships

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

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