Agricultural Communications: Journalism, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Agricultural Communications, Journalism Concentration

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Concentrations in Journalism or Advertising allow students to pursue these professional interests. Program requirements in each concentration include the completion of an interdisciplinary minor in Food and Environmental Systems. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the College of Media jointly offer this curriculum.

A minimum of 126 hours are required for graduation, including:
General Education Requirements
Agricultural Communications major requirements
Minor in Food and Environmental Systems requirements
College of Media concentration requirements

for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Agricultural Communications, Journalism Concentration

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
Select from campus approved list. (JOUR 200; AGCM 220).3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from each of the following: Western/Comparative culture, non-Western culture, and U.S. minority culture from campus approved list.9
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
Elements of Statistics
Intro to Statistics
Intro to Social Statistics
Intro Stat for Social Work
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one from campus approved list.3-4
Natural Sciences and Technology
Physical Science
Select one from the following:3-5
Introduction to Meteorology
Severe and Hazardous Weather
Climate and Global Change
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
Introduction to Energy Sources
The Oceans
Natural Disasters
Physical Geology
College Physics: Mech & Heat
Life Science
Select one from the following:3-4
Companion Animal Biology &Care
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 Sciences
PSYC 100Intro Psych4
Select one course from:
Agr Cons and Resource Econ
Intro to US Gov & Pol
Agricultural Communications Required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES0 or 2
or ACES 200 ACES Transfer Orientation
AGCM 110Intro to Ag and Env Comm3
AGCM 320Public Information Campaigns4
JOUR 200Introduction to Journalism3
Select three of the following:9
Communicating Agriculture
Agricultural and Environmental Photography
Visual Principles for Ag Comm
Ag Sales and Persuasive Communication
Communications Internship
Emerging Media
Environmental Communications
Undergraduate Seminar
Comm in Env Social Movements
Students must choose one of two concentrations:

Required Courses for the Food and Environmental Systems Minor

ACES 102Intro Sustainable Food Systems3
FSHN 101Intro Food Science & Nutrition3
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
Agr Cons and Resource Econ
Environmental Economics
Agricultural Marketing
Food and Agribusiness Mgt
Farm Management
The World Food Economy
Introduction to Crop Sciences
The Global Food Production Web
Introduction to Weed Science
Contemporary Nutrition
Principles of Nutrition
Science of Food Preparation
Raw Materials for Processing
Vegetable Gardening
The Sustainable Home Garden
Global Environmental Issues
Introductory Soils
Principles of Ecosystem Mgmt
Environment and Society
Introductory Plant Pathology
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
Farm Management
Global Agribusiness Management
Intl 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 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
Diseases of Field Crops
Humanity in the Food Web
Total Hours18
Required courses:21
JOUR 210Newsgathering Across Platforms4
JOUR 215Multimedia Reporting4
JOUR 311Media Law3
Choose three of the following:
Adv Public Affairs Reporting
Audio Journalism
Video Reporting & Storytelling
Multimedia Editing and Design
Video Storytelling 2-Producing
Electives to bring the total to 126 hours30-42
Total Hours126