Agricultural Communications, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
Applications of Modern Mathematics (A)
College Algebra (A)
Preparation for Calculus (A)
Elementary Statistics (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Select one of the following:4
Chemistry In Civilization (LN) 1
Chemical Principles I (LN) 1
Chemistry I (LN) 1
Any course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 1
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 1
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
ANSI 1124Introduction to the Animal Sciences4
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
Select one course from each of the following lists:
Group 1: 23
Fundamentals of Food Science
Regional Diversity in Food Production, Selection and Consumption (D)
The Meat We Eat
The Meat We Eat
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Principles of Human Nutrition (N)
Food and the Human Environment (IS)
Group 2: 23
Environmental Economics and Resource Development
Insects and Society (N)
Global Issues in Agricultural Biosecurity and Forensics
Insects in Global Public Health (N)
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Elements of Environmental Science
Introduction to Natural History (LN)
Ecology of Natural Resources
Land, Life and the Environment (N)
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Group 3: 23
International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension (I)
Food Marketing to a Diverse Population (D)
Agricultural Small Business Management
Farm and Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Cooperatives
Agricultural Leaders in Society (S)
Agricultural Leadership in a Multicultural Society (DS)
Facilitating Social Change in Agriculture
Global Leadership in Agriculture (I)
Written & Oral Communications
AGCM 2113Introduction to Agricultural Communications3
AGCM 3113Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications3
Hours Subtotal23
Major Requirements
Core Courses
AGCM 3123Audio and Video Storytelling in Agricultural Communications3
AGCM 3213Layout and Design for Agricultural Publications3
AGCM 3223Digital and Online Media in Agricultural Communications3
AGCM 3233Basic Photography and Photo Editing for Agriculture3
or AGCM 4233 Agricultural Photography Tour
AGCM 3503Issues Management and Crisis Communications in Agriculture and Natural Resources3
AGCM 4113Features Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications3
AGCM 4203Professional Development in Agricultural Communications3
AGCM 4300Internships in Agricultural Communications2
AGCM 4403Planning Campaigns for Agriculture and Natural Resources3
AGCM 4413Agricultural Communications Capstone3
AGEC 3323Agricultural Product Marketing and Sales3
AGEC 3703Issues in Agricultural Policy3
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
FIN 2123Personal Finance3
or ACCT 2103 Financial Accounting
Related Courses
To be selected from courses in the following areas:16
Hours Subtotal57
0 or hours to complete required total for degree
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.
  • The student must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all AGCM courses.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2025.