What is AESC?
The Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications program (AESC) is in the UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC). The ALEC department is in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR).
The faculty and staff of the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources are focused on the mission of learning and educating others about agriculture and natural resources. That mission is for the public good, so the world’s growing population can have enough safe, nutritious food to eat, grown sustainably with respect for the people, animals and natural resources that make the food possible.
The AESC faculty and staff are committed to educating students to communicate clearly, accurately and ethically about the important issues related to agriculture and natural resources.
What makes us great?
- Our commitment to communication, in all its forms.
- Our faculty and staff, who care about you and your success.
- Our courses, taught by experienced faculty in small classes.
Careers & Internship Opportunities
AESC graduates are hired by business, industry, federal and local governmental agencies, media outlets, nonprofits and more. They are hired as science writers, marketing specialists, communications specialists, commodity sales representatives, media experts, community development specialists, to name a few.
The AESC program currently offers a summer study-abroad experience to England and Scotland and is exploring other opportunities. The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) offers many study-abroad opportunities in countries around the world, in disciplines of study that make a difference.