Agribusiness: Agricultural Communications 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)
Select one of the following:3
Business Calculus (A) 1,5
Calculus for Technology Programs I (A) 1,5
Calculus I (A) 1,5
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A) (or equivalent STAT course designated A) 1,53
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Seven hours from:7
One course in CHEM or designated (L/N) 1,5
One course designated (N) 1,5
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 1,53
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
Course cannot be used here and as an (N)
AG 1011First Year Seminar 51
ANSI 1124Introduction to the Animal Sciences4
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
Oral Communications
Select one of the following: 23
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal11
Major Requirements
Agribusiness Core Courses
6 credit hours of ACCT classes covering Financial and Managerial Accounting. Students cannot use a combination of both ACCT 2103 and ACCT 2003. 56
AGEC 1101Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Experience 51
AGEC 3101Professional Career Development 51
AGEC 3213Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics 53
AGEC 3323Agricultural Product Marketing and Sales3
AGEC 3333Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis 53
AGEC 3423Farm and Agribusiness Management 53
AGEC 3603Agricultural Finance 53
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law 53
AGEC 4343International Agricultural Markets and Trade (I) 33
AGEC 4503Environmental Economics and Resource Development 33
AGEC 4703American Agricultural Policy 33
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics 53
ECON 3113Intermediate Microeconomics 53
or ECON 3023 Managerial Economics
Agricultural Communications Core Courses
AGCM 2113Introduction to Agricultural Communications3
AGCM 3113Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications3
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 Communications (2 hours)2
AGCM 4403Planning Campaigns for Agriculture and Natural Resources3
AGCM 4413Agricultural Communications Capstone3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Fundamentals of Food Science
Regional Diversity in Food Production, Selection and Consumption (D)
The Meat We Eat
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Principles of Human Nutrition (N)
Food and the Human Environment (IS)
Hours Subtotal79
or hours to complete required total for degree 4
Hours Subtotal0
Total Hours130

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


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


AGEC 4503 Environmental Economics and Resource Development satisfies environmental science requirement and AGEC 4703 American Agricultural Policy satisfies policy requirement for the Agricultural Communications major. AGEC 4343 International Agricultural Markets and Trade (I) satisfies international dimension requirements. If another course is taken for these requirements, a different 4000-level AGEC course except AGEC 4990 Problems of Agricultural Economics may be taken. At least nine hours of 4000-level AGEC besides 4990 required for AGBU major.


MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A) may need to be taken as prerequisite to required Calculus course.


Hours meeting the Major core.

Other Requirements

  • Exit interview with Head of Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • 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.