Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

The Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication is a focused community of faculty, staff, and students who are dedicated to exploring agriculture and sharing what they’ve learned with others. Our advisors and instructors practice student-oriented approaches that ensure each student receives a personalized experience.

Our majors — Agricultural Communication and Agricultural Education — provide you with practical, career-ready skills that prepare you to make a meaningful impact. Our graduates are teachers, communication specialists, extension educators, graphic designers, adult training specialists, marketing coordinators, and much more.

As part of the larger Purdue University and College of Agriculture, our students find endless opportunities with more than a thousand clubs and organizations, international programs, access to internship and career support, Big Ten athletics, and more.

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LOCATION & MAILING ADDRESS

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-8423

GENERAL INQUIRIES

General Information

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION CONTACTS

General Information

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Agricultural Education Program
Agricultural Communication Program

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Graduate Program

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY
$43,546 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

Our graduates have an average starting salary of $43,546 (Purdue Ag May 2021 Graduate Summary Report)

Purdue Ag May 2021 Graduate Summary Report
Globally renowned program
Globally renowned program

Purdue is home to the #4 Agriculture program in the U.S.

QA World University Rankings 2020
Graduate Placement
100% Placement Rate

Students in the agricultural education major have a 100% placement rate at graduation

INFORMATION & RESOURCES FOR PROSPECTIVE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION STUDENTS

Areas of Study

Prepare for a career that serves industry and society by promoting awareness and understanding of food, agriculture, and science.

In Agricultural Communication, you will receive excellent advising from caring staff. You will develop marketable communication skills through a flexible curriculum, diverse coursework, and competitive internships. Our graduates are professional communicators for agricultural organizations, agribusiness firms, government, mass media, and advertising and public relations agencies who are proficient in our core competencies.

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Agricultural education students combine their interest in agriculture with their desire to work with people. Students are prepared to teach agricultural science, business, and related subjects in junior high, high school, or college settings. They also can pursue careers in agricultural service industries. There is a high demand for agricultural science and business teachers in Indiana and across the United States.

This program meets state and national licensure standards and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the State of Indiana, State Board of Education. Admission to and successful completion of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) are required.

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Getting involved on campus

Learn about the many student organizations within the College of Agriculture and across campus!

Boilerlink: Student Organizations

ASEC Student Organizations

There are a number of study abroad opportunities both in the College of Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. Visit the Purdue International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) site to learn more, apply, and prepare for your experience abroad.

Purdue Agriculture Study Abroad

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN ASEC

ASEC: Jamaica

ASEC: Ireland

READY TO LEARN MORE! CONTACT US!

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Undergraduate Advising, 765.494.8423, asec@purdue.edu