Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications: Agricultural Communications - Journalism, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications, Agricultural Communications - Journalism concentration

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Students pursuing the Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications, BS select from four concentrations:

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications, Agricultural Communications - Journalism concentration

General Education Requirements

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition
Communicating Agriculture
Western Cultures
Select from campus approved list.3
Non-Western Cultures
Select from campus approved list.3
US Minority Cultures
LEAD 340Leadership Ethics & Society: Addressing Contemporary Challenges3
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Statistical Methods
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Intro to Social Statistics
Social Work Statistics
Quantitative Reasoning II
AGED Choose from:3-5
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
AGCM/LEAD choose from campus QRII list
Natural Sciences and Technology - Physical Sciences
Select one from the following:3-4
Introduction to Meteorology
Severe and Hazardous Weather
Climate and Global Change
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
Introduction to Energy Sources
The Oceans
Natural Disasters
Physical Geology
College Physics: Mech & Heat
Natural Sciences & Technology - Life Sciences
Select one from the following:3-4
The Science of Pets and How to Care for Them
Evolution and Human Disease
Introduction to Crop Sciences
Environment, Agric, & Society
Contemporary Nutrition
Introduction to Plant Biology
Environmental Biology
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences7
PSYC 100Intro Psych4
And Select one course from the following: 1
Introduction to Applied Microeconomics
Microeconomic Principles
Intro to US Gov & Pol
ACES Required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Major Requirements
ALEC 110Introduction to Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications3
ALEC 451Professional Development in ALEC2
Required Concentration (choose one):
Agricultural Communications - Advertising
Agricultural Communications - Journalism
Agricultural Education
Organizational & Community Leadership
Electives to bring total to 126 hours
Total Hours: 126
AGCM 320Public Information Campaigns4
JOUR 200Introduction to Journalism3
JOUR 210Newsgathering Across Platforms4
JOUR 215Multimedia Reporting4
JOUR 311Media Law3
Select three of the following:12
Adv Public Affairs Reporting
Audio Journalism
Video Reporting & Storytelling
Multimedia Editing and Design
Video Storytelling 2-Producing
Select three of the following:8-12
Agricultural and Environmental Photography
Visual Principles for Ag Comm
Ag Sales and Persuasive Communication
Emerging Media
Environmental Communications
Undergraduate Seminar 1
Comm in Env Social Movements
Communications Internship
Students must also complete the ACES Minor in Food and Environmental Systems 18

For the ACES Minor in Food & Environmental Systems

Required Courses for the Food and Environmental Systems Minor

ACES 102Intro Sustainable Food Systems3
FSHN 101The Science of Food and How it Relates to You3
NRES 100Fundamentals of Env Sci3
Select a minimum of three hours from the following introductory level courses:3
Intro to Animal Sciences
Contemporary Animal Issues
Life With Animals and Biotech
Animal Nutrition
Animal Reproduction and Growth
Companion Animals in Society
Introduction to Applied Microeconomics
Environmental Economics
Agricultural Marketing
Food and Agribusiness Mgt
Farm Management
The World Food Economy
Introduction to Crop Sciences
The Global Food Production Web
CPSC 226
Contemporary Nutrition
Principles of Nutrition
Science of Food Preparation
Raw Materials for Processing
Vegetable Gardening
The Sustainable Home Garden
Global Environmental Issues
Introductory Soils
Applied Ecology
Environment and Society
PLPA 204
Technical Systems in Agr
Select a minimum of six hours from the following advanced level courses:6
Food Law
Natural Resource Economics
Tax Policy and Finan Planning
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law
Environment and Development
Food Marketing
Agri-food Strategic Management
Advanced Farm Management
Global Agribusiness Management
International Business Immersion
Agriculture in Intl Dev
Agr and Food Policies
Human Animal Interactions
Equine Science
Meat Production and Marketing
Livestock Feeds and Feeding
Behavior of Domestic Animals
Dairy Herd Management
Beef Production
Sheep and Goat Production
Pork Production
Poultry Science
Advanced Dairy Management
Zoo Animal Conservation Sci
Animal Shelter Management
Meat Science
Companion Animal Nutrition
Advanced Dairy Nutrition
Advanced Reproductive Biology
Lactation Biology
Applied Animal Genetics
Population Genetics
Comparative Immunobiology
Microbes and the Anim Indust
Animal Growth and Development
Applied Animal Ecology
Diseases of Field Crops
Crop Growth and Management
Plants and Global Change
Sensory Evaluation of Foods
Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Food Marketing
Community Nutrition
Natural Resource Policy Mgmt
Environmental Communications 1
Fish and Wildlife Ecology
Environmental Sustainability
Fishery Ecol and Conservation
Env and Plant Ecosystems
Restoration Ecology
Comm in Env Social Movements 1
Plants and Global Change
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
PLPA 407
Humanity in the Food Web
Total Hours18