Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Is Agricultural Communication For You?

Have you ever wondered who designed that well-known marketing campaign for the plant genomics company? Or who wrote that award-winning article on sustainable food production technology? Or who produced that acclaimed educational film about the benefits of city parks?

The talent behind all of these examples came from a professional communicator with a background in biological sciences and agriculture. This is the type of specialized training you'll get in the Agricultural Communication Program at Purdue University.

Agricultural Communication is a perfect option for creative young communicators with an interest in food, agriculture or the environment. Our students learn to engage rural, suburban and urban audiences through a variety of media such as magazines, newspapers, radio, television and the Web. Because skilled communicators with specific knowledge of science and agriculture are in demand in the business arena, our graduates hold a variety of professional positions with agricultural commodity organizations, government agencies, mass media, and advertising and public relations firms.

To earn a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communication, students complete 120 credit hours of classes. Coursework, taught by experienced and committed instructors, includes a foundation in biological sciences, math, chemistry and humanities, as well as required and elective courses in agriculture and communication. Benefits of Agricultural Communication at Purdue include personalized advising, small class sizes and individual attention to help you achieve your career goals.

Innovation drives constant change in today's world. Never has it been more important to have accurate, understandable information about the food we are eating, the natural resources we are using, and the agricultural technology that is transforming our lives.

If you would like to play a role, Agricultural Communication could be just the career choice for you. Contact us to find out more.

Dr. Mark Tucker, Professor, (765-494-8429)