Minor in Science and Agricultural Communications

The Minor in Science and Agricultural Communications will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate, publicize, and promote agricultural and natural resources organizations, as well as communicate scientific findings to lay audiences. The interdisciplinary curriculum features foundational courses in verbal communication and writing for the media, while providing students the ability to specialize based on their career interests. This minor will benefit students seeking agricultural and science communication careers, as well as provide a complement of communication and interpersonal skills for future bench scientists.


Students must complete a total of 15 credit hours to receive the minor.

  • At least six credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above
  • The coordinator must approve courses not listed.
Required Courses
AGSC_COM 1160Foundations of Agricultural Science Communications3
AGSC_COM 2220Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources3
or AGSC_COM 2220H Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources - Honors
AGSC_COM 3210WFundamentals of Communications - Writing Intensive3
or AGSC_COM 3240 Communicating on the Web
Additional Courses
ABM 3223Relationship Selling: Creating Value for Customers3
ABM 3224WNew Products Marketing - Writing Intensive3
AGSC_COM 2210Communicating Science to the Public3
AGSC_COM 2225Science, Technology and Society3
AGSC_COM 3240Communicating on the Web3
ATM_SC 4110Broadcast Meteorology I2
COMMUN 2100Media Communication in Society3
COMMUN 2315Basic Audio Production and Performance3
COMMUN 2810Story Development3
COMMUN 3572Argument and Advocacy3
COMMUN 3460Organizational Advocacy3
COMMUN 3580Crisis Communication3
ENGLSH 2030Professional Writing3
ENGLSH 2010Intermediate Composition3

Application for Minor

Students interested in this minor should complete the online form located on the CAFNR website.

For additional information contact:

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)
2-64 Agriculture Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Website: https://cafnr.missouri.edu/