Our undergraduate students receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, which can be tailored to fit each student’s individual interests by selecting one of our degree concentrations.
This joint-program is a collaboration between the College of ACES and College of Media. Courses prepare students to communicate issues in food, agriculture, and the environment across various platforms. Those who choose Agricultural Communications will also earn a minor in Food and Environmental systems. Pairing this major and minor ensures students have technical knowledge of the topics on which they report. Graduates are prepared for careers in media, advertising, marketing, and public relations.
Students in this concentration are prepared for a career as a high school agriculture teacher. Students get hands-on experience at the local, state and national level with the FFA organization as they participate in class projects, conduct workshops for middle- and high-school students. Students complete more than 100 hours of instructional experiences prior to a 12-week student teaching experience.
This concentration prepares students for leadership, training, and organizational development positions in agricultural, community, and governmental agencies. Coursework focuses on human development, theories of leadership, and design and implementation of training programs. Students also develop leadership and communication skills as well as gain hands-on experience through a 10-week internship within the agricultural or food industry, or a community organization.