Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership

Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership
If you enjoy agriculture and working with people and are also looking for a career that is rewarding and diverse, then the agricultural education, communications and leadership option may be a great fit for you! There is a high demand for agriculture teachers, and graduates are also sought after for a variety of positions for private industry as well as the public sector. Students in this major have a wide variety of technical interests including animal agriculture, science, plant agriculture, agribusiness, plant sciences, agricultural mechanization and natural resources.
Ag Education

Agriculture Education concentration is for students who wish to pursue teacher certification for working in secondary education. You must complete a supervised student teaching experience and certification exams.

Ag Communications

Ag communications is a great fit for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the agriculture industry. Bachelor of Science Graduates are sought after for positions in sales, marketing, program development, public relations or journalism.

Ag Leadership

Ag Leadership trains you to become a leader, trendsetter and innovator for the agricultural industry. Bachelor of Science Graduates may find themselves in positions with agricultural corporations, government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

Courses Include:

Communications in Agriculture; Introduction to Agriculture Education; Principles of Horticulture; Ecology of Natural Resources; Introduction to Plant Science; Introduction to Soil Science; Personal Leadership skills in Agriculture; Introduction to Animal Science.

Career Opportunities
Some possible avenues for professional activities after graduation in Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership include:

Agriculture Education
Agriculture education teacher Crop consultant Educational supervisor
Extension agent Farm/ranch manager Human resource specialist
International agriculture consultant Production agriculture manager Program coordinator
Extension agent Sales/service representative
Agriculture Communications
A major in agricultural communications and journalism is for people who like to be outdoors, enjoy working with people, and have strong communication skills. An agricultural communications and journalism degree can lead to career opportunities with public relations firms, government agencies, commodity promotion groups, newspapers, radio and TV stations, magazines, non-profit, and other organizations.
Account executive Advertising/sales agent Agriculture news reporter
Agriculture magazine reporter Congressional district aide Director of communications
Editor Extension agent Marketing specialist
News writer News broadcaster Photojournalist
Press secretary Public relations executive Staff writer
Technical writer
Agriculture Leadership
The Agricultural Leadership major provides an opportunity for students to prepare as generalists in agricultural sciences and natural resources while developing a strong understanding of leadership theory and its application. Agricultural Leadership graduates seek careers in extension, politics, governmental agencies, non-profits, corporate agriculture, higher education and small business.
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Agricultural Inspectors Farm and Home Management Advisors
General and Operations Managers Training and Development Managers
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting Education and Health Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
Other Services (except Public Administration) Government

Student Opportunities
Shotgun Shooting Sports Club

  • The CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Club is one of the most active clubs on campus, hosting weekly 5-stand or trap and skeet shoots open to all club members and guests. The club includes students, faculty and staff, and is very active in fundraising and FFA/4H shooting events. Participants in the club have an opportunity to learn six separate shooting sports, including: International Skeet and Trap, American Skeet and Trap, Five-Stand, and Sporting Clays.
  • Many four-year schools within the state offer shooting sports clubs for CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Members to continue their pursuit of competitive shooting as they continue their education. Schools with shooting sports clubs in the state include OSU, OU, and TU.

Shotgun Shooting Sports Team

  • The CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Team is composed of the best shooters from the Shooting Sports Club. Team members travel to multiple ACUI shooting competitions (listed below) throughout the region each semester.
  • Ten scholarships will be available each semester for those students that qualify.

Degree Plan
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