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

Agricultural Communications and Journalism (B.S.) - Agriculture Option

The agricultural communications and journalism major prepares students for various communications positions related to agricultural and environmental areas. Careers can be targeted in public relations, newspaper, magazine, radio-television, advertising, marketing, and agricultural/environmental information. Students in the major have opportunities to work with radio facilities, desktop publishing equipment, cameras, and photo scanning equipment. The major focuses on helping students establish industry ties.

Students majoring in the curriculum can follow the agricultural or environmental options.

Humanities and/or social sciences (12 credit hours)

Business Administration and Agricultural Economics (6 credit hours)

Business or Agricultural Economics Elective

Journalism/Mass Communications core (15 credit hours)

These 15 credit hours are required of all students. Enrollment in all skills courses requires completion of the Composition Skills Test administered by the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Required Courses:

Biosciences (7 credit hours)

Journalism and Agricultural Communications Electives (9 or more credit hours)


  • Two courses above introductory level in one agricultural area
  • Agricultural electives (to reach 24 credit hours)

Free Electives (to reach 127 credit hours)

Total credit hours required for graduation: (127)


Must satisfy K-State 8 general education requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Agriculture.