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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Communication, BS


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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

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Agricultural Communication  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown.  These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (111 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (102 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

Electives (9 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

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

15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


14 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


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

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


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

15 Credits


Note


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.

Critical Course


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.

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

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