Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Communications

This program is designed to meet the needs of students desiring a program of study in agricultural journalism, media (electronic, social, broadcast), public relations, advertising, or several other fields of study. While no minor is required, advanced elective courses permit the student to have a stronger concentration in a particular area of interest to them.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Communications
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
MATH 1324Mth For Mngl Decision Making 13
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
Major Core
AGBU 2317Principles Of Agri Economics3
AGRI 1131Intro To Pro Leadership Skills1
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
Major
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
AGBU 2385Analysis of the Agr Sector3
AGBU 3361Agribusiness Org & Mgt3
AGBU 4340Agribusiness Marketing3
or AGBU 4363 Agricultural Sales & Consulting
or AGBU 4386 Agriculture & Food Policy
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
AGRI 4388Prin Agr Ldrship Comm Develop3
ANSC 3363Anatomy & Physiology of the Domestic Animal3
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
5 hours Advanced Electives from: AGRI, AGBU, ACOM, AGET, AGED, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC or WMGT5
MCOM Courses
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media3
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance3
MCOM 2381Visual Communication for Media3
MCOM 2382Design for PR & Advertising3
MCOM 3381Principles Of Public Relations3
MCOM 3383Writing for PR & Advertising3
MCOM 3388Sales and Marketing3
MCOM 4365On-Line Journalism3
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics3
MCOM 3000-4000 Electives3
Minor (If Required)
Total Hours120
1

 Math 1324 satisfies the requirements for Component Area II and the degree specific requirements.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AGRI 11311AGBU 23173
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113HIST 130223
HIST 130123MCOM 13323
MCOM 13303PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX 1ACOM 33603
AGBU 23853MATH 1369 or STAT 13693
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303MCOM 23813
MATH 132433MCOM 23823
MCOM 13713POLS 230643
POLS 230543 
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
Component Area IV 3AGBU 33613
Component Area V 3ANSC 33763
ANSC 33633MCOM 33833
MCOM 33813MCOM 33883
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX 3Component Area VIII 3
AGRI, AGBU, ACOM, AGED, AGET, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC, or WMGT Advanced Elective3AGRI 43883
AGRI 41201AGRI, AGBU ACOM, AGED, AGET, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC or WMGT Advanced Elective2
AGBU 4340, 4363, or 43863MCOM 43653
MCOM 43713MCOM Advanced Elective3
 13 14
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement of Component Area I (Communications).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement of Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement of Component Area II (Mathematics). 

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement of Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).