Wayne State College
Agricultural communication degree program

Agricultural Communication and Leadership Degree Program

Agricultural Communication and Leadership

Agriculture drives Nebraska’s economy, providing 1 in 3 jobs across the state. The Agricultural Communication and Leadership degree program taps a growing profession that brings together agricultural, food, and life sciences with a practical understanding of all forms or marketing and public relations communication. You’ll learn the complexity of communicating the science of agriculture in our media-rich world through writing, photography, video, and radio production. You’ll learn how to promote a business and the issues within the industry while gaining an understanding of advertising, promotion, and social media marketing skills that can be applied in an agricultural context, giving you a leg up in this high-demand industry.

Sample Program of Study (36 hours)

Sample Program of Study (48 hours)

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Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For concentration: 36-48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Business Administration, Editing and PublishingElectronic Media, Environmental StudiesGraphic Design, Journalism, Online and Social MediaPromotion and Media

School: Arts and Humanities

Department: Communication Arts

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid as you pursue the Agricultural Communication degree program.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Agricultural Communication degree program.

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Skills Learned

  • Agricultural policy and sustainable development
  • Advertising copywriting
  • Newswriting and journalism
  • Social media marketing
  • Persuasion and advocacy
  • Organizational leadership and management
  • Video, radio production, and digital production
  • Public speaking and speech delivery

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Possible Careers

  • Agricultural policy advocate
  • Communications director
  • Public relations specialist
  • Advertising / sales rep
  • Agriculture marketing specialist
  • News writer or editor
  • Social media specialist
  • Media relations manager
  • Technical writer
  • Extension educator
  • Content manager

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  • Food and farming companies
  • Agriculture organizations
  • Environmental agencies
  • Government agencies
  • Conservation agencies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Marketing / advertising agencies
  • Newspapers and publishing companies
  • Economic development organizations
  • Research firms
  • Non-profit organizations

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Agricultural Communication degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Agricultural Communication degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.‚Äč

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  • Workshops - Communication and media arts workshops will give you abundant firsthand experience for you to hone your skills in preparation for a career in this field of study.
  • Trips and conferences - Attend communication conferences and presentations, and participate in leadership opportunities.
  • Peer mentoring, tutoring, and collaborative learning
  • Special event planning
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Internships through community organizations are a great way to prepare you for careers in corporate, community, and public relations, organizational leadership, organizational consulting, health care, law, ministry, politics, theater production, and public service. Your academic advisor and the Career Services department can help you find the best internship opportunities.

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