Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism
B.S. in agricultural communications and journalism
Students combine their passion for agriculture and environment with enhanced communications and journalism skills.
Both the agricultural and environmental options feature challenging courses resulting in well-rounded communications skills and knowledge of natural and applied sciences.
All ACJ students complete at least one internship, which often leads to building a professional network and landing a job.
The K-State difference
Graduates from this program are specialized with skills in both communications and science and typically find greater job opportunities with higher pay than others who have majored in more general communication programs. This is especially true for students who take advantage of student positions and summer internships. Many also work for the K-State Collegian newspaper and Kansas State Agriculturist magazine.
Agricultural communications graduates have job titles such as:
- Marketing specialist
- Social media manager
- Extension agent
- Graphic designer
- Scientific editor
- Legislative correspondent
- Public affairs manager
Courses and curriculum
K-State's ag comm program offers two degree options: agricultural and environmental.
Students selecting the agricultural option take basic science and communication courses and can specialize in areas like policy, agribusiness, or food/agricultural sciences.
In the environmental option, students choose from a more specific set of courses focused on natural resources, resulting in a secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences.
Further your education
Agricultural Communications and Journalism (B.S.) - Agriculture Option
Agricultural Communications and Journalism (B.S.) - Environment Option
Global Food Systems Leadership (Secondary Major)
Agricultural Education and Communication (M.S.)
What can I do with a degree in agricultural communications?
Agricultural communications students often work in industries including:
- Account executive
- News writer
- Director of communications
- Marketing specialist
- Public Relations executive
- Congressional district aide
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.
Department of Communications and Agricultural Education
Kansas State University
301 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-5305