Agricultural Communications and Journalism - BS

Curriculum in Agricultural Communications and Journalism is administered by the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications. Graduates are employed by agricultural businesses, industries and associations; by agriculture-related organizations; by government agencies at all levels; and by all types of communication media: magazines, the Internet, television and radio stations, newspapers, and public relations and advertising agencies..

Students who wish to develop specific career plans may do so in consultation with their Agricultural Communications and Journalism advisor. With approval of the advisor and the dean’s office, substitutions may be made in the required scientific and technical agriculture courses to help meet the student’s goals.

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of computer keyboards for writing.

AGCJ 105Introduction to Agricultural Communications3
AGCJ 281Journalism Concepts for Agriculture3
AGCJ 307Design for Agricultural Media3
AGCJ 312Editing for Agricultural Audiences3
AGCJ 313Agricultural Media Writing I3
AGCJ 314Agricultural Media Writing II3
AGCJ 481Senior Seminar3
Agricultural communications and journalism core electives6
Select two of the following:
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Publishing
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Public Relations
Agricultural Photography
Radio Broadcasting
Workshop in Agricultural Communications and Journalism
Agricultural communications and journalism professional skills9
Select three of the following:
Communicating Agricultural Information to the Public
Agricultural Publications Production
Agricultural Public Relations Methods
Web Authoring in Agricultural Communication
Television Production for Agricultural Journalists
Emerging Media in Agriculture
Advanced Radio Broadcasting
Directed Studies
Animal science directed elective3
Select from the following:
Plant science directed elective3
Select from the following:
Human performance directed elective3
Select from the following:
Agricultural electives 116
General electives 114
American history electives6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Communication electives6
Creative arts elective3
Language, philosophy and culture elective3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Agricultural Economics
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Life and physical sciences electives9
Mathematics electives6
Select one of the following:3
Audience and Communications Research Methods
Total Semester Credit Hours120

The Graduation requirements include a requirement for 6 hours of international and cultural diversity courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement.