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Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

Agricultural Communications

Oklahoma State University's agricultural communications program is one of the nation's best. With deep roots reaching back to OSU's first offering of agricultural journalism in 1927, the program today is housed within the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership. It combines courses in communications and agriculture to develop a well-rounded agricultural communications professional. The agricultural communications program is on the leading edge of technology, and the career opportunities for graduates are constantly expanding.

Personal Attention
Agricultural communications students are more than "just a number." From the time a student arrives on campus until he or she graduates, the program's academic advisers strive to develop students by caring about their well-being and educational opportunities. Advisers' doors are always open, and students regularly meet with advisers to discuss class schedules, internships and career possibilities.

Degree Options
The agricultural communications program offers students the opportunity to customize their degree. This flexibility allows students to concentrate on a career area that is interesting to them and prepares students for a myriad of career opportunities. You may choose from three study options:

  • Agricultural Communications (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Communications/Agribusiness Double Major (BSAG)
  • Agricultural CommunicationsAnimal Science Double Major (BSAG)

When students graduate with a degree in agricultural communications from OSU, their résumés will include a key component: experience. The department coordinates on-campus internships in areas ranging from news and feature writing to broadcast production. Students are placed in internships throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and program advisers coordinate off-campus internship opportunities for students with many well-known employers throughout the United States.

Student Organizations
Agricultural communications students become part of a family through involvement in numerous campus organizations and activities. Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is the national organization for agricultural communications students. The OSU chapter conducts many activities such as community service projects, career development workshops and social activities. On a national level, students compete in the National ACT Critique & Contest, regularly placing in categories including writing, video/radio production, pamphlet and brochure design, Web design, magazine and photography. OSU has great leaders in ACT and is proud to have a national ACT officer and the national ACT adviser.

Possible Careers of Graduates
  • Newspaper and magazine writing and editing
  • Agriculture-related publications
  • Photography
  • Advertising and sales
  • Video and television production
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Radio production
  • Public relations
  • Environmental reporting
  • Advanced degrees in law, business, education or communications

Degree Requirements

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