Agricultural Communications and Journalism - BS

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and Journalism are prepared for employment in agricultural businesses, organizations, associations, government agencies at all levels, and by all types of communication media: magazines, the internet, television and radio stations, newspapers, sports and entertainment, and public relations and advertising agencies.

The degree requires the completion of 120 semester credit hours. The student who wishes 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.

For more information about this minor, visit our AGCJ web page.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
AGCJ 105 Introduction to Agricultural Communications 3
American history 3
Communication 3
Mathematics 3
Human performance directed elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
AGCJ 281 Journalism Concepts for Agriculture 3
Communication 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Mathematics 3
Animal science directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
AGCJ 312 Editing for Agricultural Audiences 3
American history 3
Government/Political science 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Plant science directed elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
AGCJ 307 Design for Agricultural Media 3
Select one of the following: 3
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Publishing  
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Public Relations  
Agricultural Photography  
Radio Broadcasting  
Creative arts 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
AGCJ 313 Agricultural Media Writing I 3
Select one of the following: 3
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Publishing  
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Public Relations  
Agricultural Photography  
Radio Broadcasting  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Agricultural Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Agricultural emphasis area 4 3
Statistics 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
AGCJ 314 Agricultural Media Writing II 3
Select one of the following: 3
Communicating Agricultural Information to the Public  
Agricultural Publications Production  
Agricultural Public Relations Methods  
Web Authoring in Agricultural Communication  
Advertising Copy and Design  
Television Production for Agricultural Journalists  
Emerging Media in Agriculture  
Advanced Radio Broadcasting  
Directed Studies  
Research  
Internship  
Agriculture emphasis area 4 3
Life and physical sciences 3
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
ALED 424 Applied Ethics in Leadership 3
Select one from the following: 3
Communicating Agricultural Information to the Public  
Agricultural Publications Production  
Agricultural Public Relations Methods  
Web Authoring in Agricultural Communication  
Advertising Copy and Design  
Television Production for Agricultural Journalists  
Emerging Media in Agriculture  
Advanced Radio Broadcasting  
Directed Studies  
Research  
Internship  
Agricultural emphasis area 4 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Communicating Agricultural Information to the Public  
Agricultural Publications Production  
Agricultural Public Relations Methods  
Web Authoring in Agricultural Communication  
Advertising Copy and Design  
Television Production for Agricultural Journalists  
Emerging Media in Agriculture  
Advanced Radio Broadcasting  
Directed Studies  
Research  
Internship  
Select one of the following: 3
Senior Seminar  
Research  
Internship  
Select one of the following: 3
Global Agricultural Issues  
Global Social Justice Issues in Agriculture  
Culture Theory, Orientation and Adaptation  
Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture  
Agricultural emphasis area 4 1
General elective 3
General elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See an academic advisor.