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Undergraduate Program - Degree Requirements

Agricultural Communications

Agricultural Communications students communicate and advocate for the agricultural industry. Students develop and fine-tune written, verbal, visual, photography, and technological skills with this major. Within the Agricultural Communications major, students take 31 hours of agricultural communications courses and 3 hours of a communications elective in a supporting area (electronic media, print media, public relations and marketing).

An example degree program is included below.

Agricultural Communications Curriculum

First Year

Fall Spring
Natural Science** 4 Basic Ag. Elective 3
ENGL 1301, Essentials of Coll. Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Adv. College Rhetoric 3
MATH 1320, College Algebra 3 HIST 2300, History of U.S. to 1877 3
ACOM 1300, Intro. Ag. Communications 3 AAEC 2305, Fund. Ag. Appl. Economics 3
ACOM 2305, Digital Comm. in Ag. 3 MATH 2300, Statistical Methods 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Spring
Basic Ag. Elective 3 JOUR 2410, News Writing*** 3
Natural Science** 4 POLS1301, American Govt. Org. 3
ACOM 2302, Science Communications 3 ADV 3310, Principles of Advertising 3
HIST 2301, History of U.S. Since 1877 3 AGED 2300, Intro. to Ag. Education 3
Humanities Elective* 3 ANSC 1401, Intro. to Animal Science 4
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Spring
POLS 2302, Am. Public Policy 3 ACOM 3300, Comm. Ag. to Public 3
COMS 2300, Public Speaking 3 Advanced Ag. Electives 6
PR 3310, Prin. of Public Relations 3 Basic Ag. Elective 3
Advanced Ag. Elective 3 PHOT 2310, Basic Photography 3
ACOM 3301, Video Production 3    
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
ACOM 3305, Layout & Design 3 Specialized Elective 3
ACOM 4305, Ag Comm Campaigns 3 Advanced Ag. Elective 5
Visual & Performing Arts Elective* 3 ACOM 4310, Dev. of Ag. Publications 3
Advanced Ag. Elective 3 ACOM 3311, Web Design for Ag. 3
ACOM 4100, Seminar in Ag. Comm. 1    
TOTAL 13 TOTAL 14

Minimum hours required for graduation - 120
*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements, one from Category E and one from Category F.
**Choose from Core Curriculum requirements, Category C.
***Must pass GSP before enrolling in JOUR 2410.