Agricultural Communication - B.S.A.

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Degree & Major: Agricultural Communication - B.S.A.
College Name: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department Name: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
Dr. Jessica Holt
(706) 542-0515
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The agricultural communication major prepares students to report agricultural information to audiences such as consumers, legislators, homeowners, farmers, agribusinesses, commodity groups, and governmental agencies. Through positions in fields such as public relations, sales, marketing, journalism, photography, and media, students communicate about the importance of agriculture. Students take courses in agriculture and environmental science along with journalism courses in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Each student concentrates in one aspect of communication selecting from journalism, public relations, advertising, or telecommunication courses. In addition, journalism electives allow students to develop a broad range of skills and to develop an individualized program of study. Agriculture classes may be taken in one area or selected from numerous departments in the college. Many students complete a minor in an agricultural discipline.

Career Opportunities: People with communication skills who also understand scientific agriculture have numerous opportunities. Every land-grant university employs a staff of journalists to communicate its research, extension, and teaching programs. Several branches of the federal government—USDA, Department of State, Department of the Interior—employ agricultural journalists, as do similar departments in state governments. There are several hundred agriculture-related publications in the United States. Agribusinesses, chemical and machinery companies, advertising agencies, and agriculture associations employ people who are trained in writing, advertising, broadcasting, and public relations.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer students must have a 2.5 or better overall grade point average to enter the program.
Special Requirements: A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in journalism and agricultural courses which apply to major-related requirements.
Scholarships: Several scholarships are available to majors in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs in the College.
Internships: Students are encouraged, but not required, to complete an internship.
Other Learning Opportunities: Certificate in International Agriculture.
Student Organizations: Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT/UGA).
Available Graduate Programs: Agricutural Leadership, Journalism/Mass media, Public Relations, Extension Education