Feb 19, 2018
About the Program
Prepare for a profession that serves business and society by promoting awareness of food, agriculture, and science issues among rural and urban audiences. Purdue agricultural communication majors gain skills and experience in public relations, marketing, journalism, and new media through diverse coursework and competitive internships. Through the program’s design, students have the advantage of excelling in communication, science, and agricultural courses-a combination future employers value. Though situated within a large university, the agricultural communication program offers a close-knit community in which students receive personal attention from faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture.
Agricultural Communication Website
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Agricultural Communication include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
120 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (111 credits)
Required Major Courses (9 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (102 credits)
Electives (9 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00
University Core Requirements
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- 9 credits International Understanding
- 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
- 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture
Spring 3rd Year
- YDAE 46000 - Agricultural Publishing
- Agricultural Selective (30000+ Level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Communication or AGCM Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- UCC Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 4th Year
- AGCM or Science Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Agricultural Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 6.00
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.