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Agricultural Communication

AGRICULTURE MAJOR


The Agricultural Communication concentration is designed as a cross-curricular degree program that combines an agricultural science core with study and application in integrated communication. Through the context of agriculture, students will explore the rich and growing fields of food policy and development, technical and science writing, agricultural journalism, public relations, event planning, and communications management. As the global demand for food and fiber increases, so will the need to bridge the information gap between producers and consumers—or industry and the public. Graduates of the agricultural communication program will serve that niche in a variety of ways.

Course Descriptions

8-SEMESTER PLAN

8-Semester Plans are provided by programs to assist students in planning which courses to take during each of their eight semesters of college.

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Curriculum

Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 48 hours is required.

AGRICULTURE CORE

AG133 Principles of Crops & Animal Science II (4)
AG136 Computer Applications in Agriculture (4)
AG244 Agricultural Economics (4)
AG495 Seminar in Agriculture (4)

Select one to complete Agriculture natural science requirement:

AG130G Fundamentals of Horticulture (4)
BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
CH230 Principles of Chemistry I (4)

Communication Arts Core

AG272 Introduction to Agricultural Communications (2)
CA233 Communication Theory and Concept (2)

CA234 Public Speaking (2)
OR
TR291 Political Advocacy Practicum – Agriculture Focus (2)

CA330 Copywriting and Copy Editing (4)

COmmunication Arts ELECTIVES

Select 4-6 hours from the following.

CA332 Foundations of Digital Design (4)
CA336 Broadcast Media (4)
CA337 Digital Photography and Videography (4)
CA350 Topics in Communication Arts (4)
CA363 Public and Media Relations (4)
CA364 Social Media Management (4)
CA365 Advanced Digital Journalism (2)
CA470 Internship (1-4 hours)
PS337 Global Politics of Food (4)
SY333G Environmental Sociology & Communications (4)

Agricultural Business Electives

Choose 4 from the following.

AG350 Topics in Agriculture – Agribusiness Focus (2 hour max.)
AG361 Commodity Marketing
AG362 Sustainable Agricultural Leadership
AG363 Agribusiness Financial Management
AG460 Agriculture Policy
AG462 Agriculture Production Management

Agronomy Electives

Choose 4 hours from the following.

AG330 Foundations of Soil Science
AG331
 Advanced Soils and Soil Fertility
AG334 Weed Management
AG335 Organic Farming
AG350 Topics in Agriculture – Crops, Horticulture or Soil Focus (2 hours max.)
AG435 Forage and Grain Crop Production
AG485 Agriculture Practicum – Crops, Horticulture or Soil Focus (2 hours max.)

Animal Science Electives

Choose 4 hours from the following.

AG340 Meat and Food Animal Science*
AG343 Dairy Science
AG344 Sheep Science
AG345 Swine Science
AG346 Beef Science
AG347 Animal Health
AG349 Animal Nutrition
AG350 Topics in Agriculture – Animal Science Focus (2 hours max.)
AG485 Agriculture Practicum – Animal Science Focus (2 hours max.)
EQ344 Equine Production*
EQ395 Equine Business Management*

*Prerequisite required