BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The agricultural communications 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
Total hours15
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
AGR 100 Food Security 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators
or BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or BIO 121 General Biology I
3-4
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
AGC 183 Intro to Agricultural Communications 3
AGP 303 Suburban Horticulture 3
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
AGC 333 Layout and Design for Agricultural Publications 3
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 3
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
Communications Elective 3
Public Issues Gen Ed 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
AGC 293 News Writing in Agriculture 3
AGC 343 Agricultural Photography 3
AGS 306 Veterinary Science 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Cultural Competence Gen Ed 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
AGC 323 Media in Agriculture 3
Communications Elective 3
Communications Elective 3
Communications Elective 3
The Arts Gen Ed 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
AGC 313 Feature Writing for Agricultural Publications 3
AGC 393 Public Relations in Agriculture 3
Communications Elective 3
Communications Elective 3
Communications Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
AGB 594 Agricultural Entrepreneurship 3
AGC 493 Capstone in Agricultural Communications 3
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
AGR 499 Internship in Agriculture 1-8
Communications Elective 2
Communications Elective 3