BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The agricultural communications track in the general agriculture degree may be completed in four years or eight semesters. However, the four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page. Consult with your advisor to develop a program of study that fulfills program requirements and prepares you for your career.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning OR CSC 111 Introduction to Computing 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
AGA 105 Soils and Crop Science 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGR 100 Food Security 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science OR BIO 121 General Biology I 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the US to 1877 OR HST 122 Survey of the History of the US from 1877 3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGN 215 Soils 3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
JRN 270 Introduction to Journalism 3
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
GEN ED Humanities 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGB 314 Legal Aspects of Agriculture 3
AGB 334 Marketing Agricultural Products 3
AGB 354 Land Economics 2
Agribusiness, Ag or GEN ED elective 3
Agribusiness, Ag or GEN ED elective 3
Total hours14

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGR 330 Statistical Applications in Agriculture 3
AGB 374 Agricultural Business Management 3
AGB 364 Agricultural Commodity Futures and Options 2
AGB 394 Agricultural Industry Study 1
AGB 494 Problems in Agricultural Business 1-3
Agribusiness or Ag elective 3
Agribusiness or Ag elective 3
Total hours16-18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGP 365 Grain Crops for Food, Feed and Energy 3
AGB 384 Agricultural Selling 2
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
AGB 514 International Agricultural Trade 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGB 524 Agricultural Prices 3
Agribusiness or Ag elective 3
Elective 2-3
Elective 2-3
Elective 2-3
Elective 2-3
Total hours14-18