Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Agricultural Communication, BS


About the Program

Agricultural Communication is a specialized communication field that serves business and society by promoting awareness of issues in food, agriculture, and science. You will develop skills and experience in public relations, agriculture,  journalism, and more. You will engage in cutting-edge science and agricultural coursework in a world-renowned College of Agriculture and develop technical media and communication expertise in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. You can also pursue exciting study abroad experiences through the College and University as well as competitive communication internship opportunities. Because the Agricultural Communication program is flexible, you can pursue a course of study that matches your personal interests and career aspirations.

Agricultural Communication Website

Agricultural Communication Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (24 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (86-87 credits)


Additional Degree Requirements


Click here for Agricultural Communication Supplemental Information 

Electives (9-10 credits)


  • Electives - Credits Hours: 9.00-10.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements



University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


14-15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


14 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Agricultural Selective (30000+ Level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Communication or Agricultural Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Human Cultures: Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Communication or Agricultural 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: 6.00-7.00

15-16 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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