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Agricultural Communications, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Stillwater, OK, United States
Modern agriculture requires accurate communication between industry leaders and the public. The Agricultural Communications major at Oklahoma State University combines courses in communications and agriculture to develop a well-rounded agricultural communications professional.
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Overview

Agricultural communications students study advertising and public relations, web design, print writing, research report writing, photography, and radio and television broadcasting.

Why Study Agricultural Communications?

The agricultural communications program at Oklahoma State University is on the leading edge of technology, and the career opportunities for graduates constantly are expanding. By seeking a degree in agricultural communications, you will study in one of the nation’s leading programs and learn from award-winning faculty members with industry experience who are devoted to students. Agricultural communications graduates are poised and prepared to be a one-person communications department for a small business or fit seamlessly in a large organization. You can choose the area that best suits your personality and strengths.

What Could I Do With a Degree in Agricultural Communications?

  • Agricultural publications
  • Advertising and sales
  • Attorney
  • Environmental reporting
  • Graphic designer
  • Magazine writing
  • Marketing
  • New media communications
  • News writing
  • Photography
  • Public relations specialist
  • Web designer

Degree Options

Within agricultural communications, you can select a predefined emphasis area or work with your faculty advisor to customize your plan of study. These options include:

  • Agricultural Communications (BSAG)

Combines courses in communications and agriculture to develop a well-rounded agricultural communications professional.

  • Agribusiness Double Major (BSAG)

Broadens your knowledge and experience in the areas of agricultural communications and agribusiness for positions in marketing, sales or journalism.

  • Animal Science Double Major (BSAG)

Coursework in both agricultural communications and animal science prepares you for the livestock-communications industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coruses include:

  • Communications in Agriculture
  • Exploring Agricultural Communications
  • Communicating Agriculture to the Public
  • Writing for Agricultural Publications
  • Agricultural Broadcasting
  • Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Layout and Design for Agricultural Publications
  • Web Design for Agricultural Organizations
  • Basic Photography and Photo Editing for Agriculture
  • Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications
  • Professional Development in Agricultural Communications
  • Internship in Agricultural Communications
  • Planning Campaigns for Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Capstone for Agricultural Communications
  • International Study in Agricultural Education
  • Problems in Agricultural Communications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  • Copy of Passport Bio page
  • English proficiency test (PBT/IBT TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
  • College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    23180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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