B.S. in Agricultural Communication
Agricultural communication is designed for students who have a strong interest both in agriculture and in communication. Course work in the online B.S. in Agricultural Communication degree program prepares students for careers in agricultural and scientific industries, agencies and operations that include scientific writing, agricultural promotion and consulting, and agricultural planning and assessment. Course work in the online agricultural communication degree program emphasizes written and oral communication skills and prepares students to communicate in meaningful and effective ways about science, agriculture and nature.
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If you are interested in a complementary graduate program, consider our online M.S. in Speech Communication or online M.S. in Mass Communication. Or expand your knowledge of food protection systems through our online Food Protection Graduate Certificate. This certificate is 9 credits and can be completed in one semester.
Sample Plan of Study
Students must complete the pre-communication program with a grade of "B" or above to become an agricultural communication major.
- Pre-communication courses (21 CREDITS)
Required Core Courses:
- COMM 103 Introduction to Agricultural Communication (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 320 Communication Analysis (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 301 Rhetorical Traditions (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 321 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 431 Communication Ethics (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 489 Communication Capstone (3 CREDITS)
Professional Specialization Courses: (9 CREDITS)
- COMM 200 Introduction to Media Writing (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 308 Business and Professional Speaking (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 310 Advanced Media Writing (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 313 Editorial Processes (3 CREDITS)
- COMM 450 Special Issues Course (limit 3 CREDITS)
- Agriculture core classes (12 CREDITS)
Students are required to take 12 credits in agriculture. Consult with your advisor on elective options.
- Additional electives (25 CREDITS)
- AH&SS College requirements (12 CREDITS)
- General education requirements (40 CREDITS)
Total Credits: 122 minimum
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NDSU Department of Communication
NDSU Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015
NDSU Office of Admission