Agricultural Communication

Available at: Athens

Agricultural communication professionals tell the story of agriculture and the environment to consumers, legislators and other key stakeholders. The Agricultural Communication major 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.

Agricultural Communication students are also 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.


Coursework

View the required Agricultural Communication courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


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

Hands-On Learning

  • Journalistic writing
  • Developing websites
  • Publishing opportunities
  • Photography
  • Graphic design software use
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

Prospective Student Contact

Jessica Holt Assistant Professor
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication

Current Student Contact

Mary Formo Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Crop & Soil Sciences

Learn more

Visit the department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication.


What can I do with a major in Agricultural Communication? Information from the UGA Career Center.

 

What jobs can I get with an Agricultural Communication degree?

Career Potential

  • Assistant Marketing Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing and Communication Coordinator
  • News Writer or Editor
  • Program Service Coordinator
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Video Specialist

Entry-Level Salary

$22,000 to $51,000


 

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.

CAES Scholarships

 

Financial Aid

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