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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
1612 Claflin Road
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

785-532-5633 fax

Welcome to Agricultural Communications and Journalism  

You've made a great choice. As an ACJ student, you will have opportunities to learn, network with industry professionals, build friendships with peers, and develop communications skills that will put you at the top of your game. 

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Curriculum Options

Students in Agricultural Communications and Journalism study agricultural or environmental sciences and mass communications. Find your perfect fit and explore your ACJ options. 

  • Agricultural - Interest in communication about science and agriculture; can specialize coursework in policy, agribusiness or food and agricultural sciences to work in a specific agricultural discipline.
  • Environmental - Interest in natural and environmental sciences; also completes a secondary major in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, providing differentiation for students applying for science-based communication internships and jobs. 

Academic Advising

Click Here to meet our current academic advisers.

To schedule an advising appointment, call 785-532-5804 and speak with the student service coordinator.

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Advice from our Alumni

"Go out of your way to build relationships within ACJ. You'll find they're not only great support for classes and projects, but great friends as well."  -Alli (Bertz) Chesky, Agricultural Communications and Journalism 2020

"Internship experience is critical. The majority of my portfolio was built outside of the classroom." -Molly Bertz, Agricultural Communications and Journalism 2019

"Work on networking, because in this field, there are so many professionals from K-State and other schools who are wanting and willing to help." -Alex Lord, Agricultural Communications and Journalism and Natural Resources alumnus

"You can take this major so many different directions. It is super flexible and you can get a job in anything from policy to public relations," - Jordan Pieschl, Agricultural Communications and Journalism

"Don’t get too focused too soon. Stay nimble and diverse – there are so many opportunities for you to take advantage of in the journalism school and in the College of Agriculture." - Brad Parker, Agriculture Journalism 1998


Contact Information

College of Agriculture
Kansas State University
114 Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Pl
Manhattan, KS 66506-4004
Communications and Agriculture Education
Kansas State University
301 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66503-3402