• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15; Fall: August 1
  • Campus
  • Department
    Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education

The BS in Applied Agricultural Communication Studies prepares you to be effective communicator in agribusinesses, commodity groups, agricultural advocacy agencies, and other agricultural or environmental organizations.

The program provides transferable skills by emphasizing communication theory and practice in the creation, development, presentation, and evaluation of coherent messages. Use these communication strategies to create publications, plan events, and manage projects. The program blends agriculture, communication, and general education courses while maximizing flexibility to allow you to choose electives to fit your career interests and expectations.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact UMC for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu

Sample Courses

  • COMM 3000 – Communication Theory (3 cr)
  • COMM 3431 – Persuasion (3 cr)
  • COMM 3704 – Business and Professional Speaking (3 cr)
  • COMM 4000 – News and Social Media Communication (3 cr)
  • COMM 4704 – Organizational Communication (3 cr)

Online Catalog

Required Prerequisite

Students must complete an AAS in an agricultural field or 30 credits of agricultural coursework before enrolling in this degree program.

Career Outlook

  • Communication Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Event Planner or Manager
  • Writer or Editor
  • Director of Communications
  • Political Advisor, Advocate, or Lobbyist
  • Extension Services Specialist
  • Digital and Social Media Manager