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Welcome to Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. The department works closely with the College of Education and College of Media & Communications to offer a valuable degree program.

In addition to receiving a quality education, departmental students are part of a family-like atmosphere and attend many classes together at the university. Faculty members in the department use a student-centered approach to show students how to successfully function in today's fast-paced, technologically advanced job market. Teachers in the department know their students and are available to help students with class projects, advising and job applications. Support like this helps make the transition to campus life at Texas Tech an easy one.

Upcoming Events

July 11-15 - Texas State FFA Convention, Dallas

July 22-27 - Ag Media Summit, St. Louis, MO

July 22-29 - VATAT Conference, Corpus Christi, TX

August 13 - Summer Commencement

August 29 - Fall Classes Begin


  • Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) Exam study materials have been developed especially for ACOM students. Download Guidebook and Practice Exam with answers.
  • Beginning Fall 2011, students in the department are required to have a personal laptop computer. 

In the Spotlight

Associate Professors Courtney Meyers and Erica Irlbeck are part of a USDA grant funded project that will examine increasing critical-thinking skills through the use of case studies.

David Lawver, a professor in agricultural education, has been selected to receive a Presidential Volunteer Service Award from Little Rock-based Winrock International.

The online degree track provides cutting-edge development of professional communications skills for related careers in agribusiness, government service, education and extension from one of the nation’s best agricultural communications programs.

David Doerfert, professor in agricultural communications, has been named Associate Dean with Tech's Graduate School. His new position began Jan. 1.

Scott Burris, associate professor in agricultural education, has been named a Texas Tech Integrated Scholar by the university’s Office of the Provost.