Students must meet Utah State University's admission requirements, as well as the following:
Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission as pre-majors.
Transfer Students: As many as nine semester credits in journalism and communication coursework may be transferred from other institutions to count toward the major. Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.75 GPA for admission to the agricultural communication and journalism program.
International students: Complete at least 60 semester credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Pass a departmental English proficiency test. Complete the journalism pre-major core courses.