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Communication and Media

The Agriculture Education, Leadership, and Communications major equips graduates with the ability to inform and engage people about agricultural information and issues. This is achieved through curriculum emphasizing practical knowledge and hands-on experiences in teaching, leadership, and communications, in addition to well-rounded, individualized coursework in agricultural topics. Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications (AELC) graduates may become involved in a variety of occupations in agricultural business and industry, education, production, extension, and communications. 

  • Agricultural Communication
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Agricultural Education 

As a Communication major you will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in one or more of the following five areas.

The study of English gives students knowledge of the language and its literature, including familiarity with the literature that helped define past eras. Studying English also helps students develop their ability to read perceptively, think critically, analyze problems, and write persuasively. For these reasons, a major in English has traditionally been viewed as good training for careers in law, government, business, and publishing, as well as for careers in teaching and writing. 

Studying and teaching languages are the passions of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures. There are 10 different languages and have 4 (soon to be 5!) language concentrations. The faculty currently plan and lead study abroad programs to Spain, Central America, Germany and France. 

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Marketing prepares students for a career in marketing by providing them with an in-depth understanding of why customer buy certain products and services and how to effectively retain customers. Students will also learn how to improve sales, conduct market research, and develop promotional techniques to communicate with customers. 

Students who prefer to specialize in more than one field of study may earn a B.A. degree in General Liberal Arts.

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is a university-wide degree coordinated through the College of Arts & Sciences by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. This multi-discipline academic program is appropriate for students motivated by specific interests not recognized in traditional majors and is not intended to compete with existing programs.