Agricultural Communications Major

The Agricultural Communications program is designed to produce graduates who possess exceptional communication skills meshed with a strong science-based background in agriculture and natural resources. This degree enables graduates to communicate vital information related to science, agriculture, natural resources, food and the environment to diverse audiences. Agricultural Communications graduates are prepared to work in the public and private sectors—from corporations to government agencies to nonprofits—pursuing a variety of careers including: writers, photographers, graphic designers, Web developers and managers, videographers, electronic/digital media producers, marketing specialists, public relations practitioners, publishers, researchers, distance education specialists, overseas development workers, extension educators and managers and editors of magazines and other printed or online news venues. Graduates work throughout corporate America, institutions of higher learning, government agencies, medical technology operations, lobbyist and advocacy groups, non-profits and research organizations in the public and private sector. This combination of technical subject matter knowledge and communication skills is not found in other curricula. The program also prepares students for graduate and professional schools, including law school.

Curriculum in Agricultural Communications

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3AGRI 1080 Agricultural Communications3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3Core History II3
Core History 13Core Social Science3
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
JRNL 1100 Journalism Fundamentals3COMM 3600 Foundations of Rhetoric and Social Influence3
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism3Ag Group II23
PRCM 2400 Foundations of Public Relations3ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
Directed Elective13Directed Elective13
Ag Group I23Core Literature3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
MDIA 3300 Foundation of Media Studies3ENGL 3040 Technical Writing3AGRI 4920 Internship in Agricultural Communication and Leadership3
Ag Group III23AGEC 3010 Agribusiness Marketing3 
Directed Elective13Directed Elective13 
COMM 3500 Foundations of Human Communication3Ag Group IV23 
Free Electives3AGCO Support33 
 15 15 3
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AGCO Support36UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
Directed Elective13AGCO Support33
Core Humanities3AGRI 4940 Agricultural Communications Capstone3
 Core Fine Arts3
 Free Electives4
 12 13
Total Hours: 120