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Agricultural Communications

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What is Agricultural Communications?

Our College of ACES and College of Media work together to offer this unique joint program. Agricultural Communications combines a variety of fields. This major will prepare you to navigate issues in food, agriculture, and the environment. You’ll also earn a Food and Environmental Systems minor. The minor will give you the technical knowledge to report on food, agriculture, energy, and the environment. In this major, you’ll choose between two concentrations: Advertising or Journalism.

Career Options

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Writing

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

82% employed after graduation

4% attending graduate school

$39,460 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Apex Life Sciences, Charleston Orwig, Foodmix Marketing Communications

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 26 ACT Score

SAT Score: N/A

3.11 - 3.64 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $30,052
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $49,746
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