Agricultural Communications: Animal Science Double Major, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 130

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)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) 13
or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
or MATH 1613 Trigonometry (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (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)
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 1023
ANSI 1021
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
and Introduction to the Animal Sciences Lab
or ANSI 1124 Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Select one of the following: 23
Livestock Entomology
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Introduction to Natural History (LN)
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Land, Life and the Environment (N)
Select two of the following: 25
Live Animal Evaluation
The Meat We Eat
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Fundamentals of Food Science
Regional Diversity in Food Production, Selection and Consumption (D)
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
Written & Oral Communications
AGCM 2113Introduction to Agricultural Communications3
AGCM 3113Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications3
Select one of the following: 33
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 3
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 3
Hours Subtotal26
Major Requirements
Agricultural Communications 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 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
or MKTG 3213 Marketing (S)
AGEC 3703Issues in Agricultural Policy3
or NREM 4043 Natural Resource Administration and Policy
or POLS 3493 Public Policy
or POLS 4363 Environmental Law And Policy
or POLS 4593 Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
or AGEC 3723 Environmental Law for Agriculture and Natural Resources
or LSB 3213 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Select one of the following courses:3
Personal Finance
Survey of Accounting
Financial Accounting
Animal Science Core Courses
ANSI 2111Animal and Food Science Professional Development1
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics3
ANSI 3433Animal Breeding3
ANSI 3443 or ANSI 3444 Animal Reproduction3
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
ANSI 3653Applied Animal Nutrition3
ANSI 4863Capstone for Animal Agriculture3
Select two of the following:6
Poultry Science
Horse Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Beef Cow-Calf Management
Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Management
Beef Seedstock Management and Sales
Related Courses1
To be selected from courses in agriculture, communications, or discipline-related areas to meet total0
Hours Subtotal64
0 or hours to complete required total for degree
Total Hours130

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements


If used as (N) course above, hours in this block reduced by 4


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block reduced by 3

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 2029.