Undergraduate Degree Requirements
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
|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|
|Basic Ag. Elective||3||JOUR 2310, 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|
|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|
|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|
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.