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Agricultural
Communications
Major

From left to right: Caleb Hicks, Carla Hornady, Alabama Farmers Federation's director of soybean, wheat & feed grains and cotton divisions, Brenda Ortiz, Extension Specialist & Associate Professor Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Greg Pate, E.V. Smith Research Center, director, discussing nitrogen and irrigation trials.

Telling our story

The agricultural communications major combines the study of agricultural sciences, practices and policy with the study of communications media and methods. Professional communicators in agriculture are vital to relaying crucial scientific or technical information from scientists to producers to businesses to consumers. As an agricultural communicator, your career may be in mass media, advertising, public relations, sales and marketing or government.

What you’ll Study

As an agricultural communications major, you’ll take basic agriculture classes as well as chemistry and biology to ensure your understanding of agricultural issues. You’ll also take a variety of classes through the School of Communications and Journalism and the English Department, including public relations, marketing, journalism, radio, television, film, digital media and technical writing. The major requires an internship or journalism workshop.

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Major Curriculum & Requirements

What can I do with a Major in Ag Communications?

  • Law and Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Product Marketing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Commodity Sales
  • Social Media Management
  • Audience and Marketing Research
  • Journalism
  • Media Strategy
  • Web and Digital Communications

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