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Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership (B.S.) - Communication Specialization

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Advocate for agriculture.

Agriculture communication graduates have a broad understanding of global challenges and issues related to food systems and agriculture and the ability to communicate these topics through their journalism training. They hold a wide variety of communications related positions in agribusiness, advertising, marketing, news media, and public relations. 

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are involved in 4-H, FFA, or other agricultural activities
  • Demonstrate strong written or oral communication skills
  • Are passionate about educating the public and advocating for agriculture
  • Express yourself in a creative or artistic manner
  • Interested in advertising, public relations, graphic design, or social media

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing and communications
  • Magazine
  • Journalist
  • Social Media and Public Relations specialist
  • Advertising agencies

Recent Employers

  • John Deere
  • Paulson Advertising
  • Vistacom
  • BEEF magazine
  • Accelerated Genetics

Internship Opportunities

  • Certified Angus Beef
  • South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
  • American Simmental Association
  • Minnesota Holstein Association
  • University of Minnesota 4-H Extension

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.