BS in Agricultural Education with Emphasis in Communications and Leadership
Degree Program Description
Agricultural Education graduates are the teachers, leaders, and communicators for the agricultural industry. Our students combine their passion for agriculture and their talents working with people to lead and teach the next generation of agriculturalists. The Agricultural Communications and Leadership emphasis is a highly flexible degree program which allows students to create a customized plan of study to meet their needs. Students in Agricultural Communications and Leadership work in partnership with industry, government, and extension leaders to develop skills through authentic, hands-on learning experiences. In addition to agricultural education and leadership course requirements, students complete course work in agribusiness management, agricultural sales and marketing, plant sciences, animal sciences, agricultural systems management, natural resources and food science. All students complete at least one internship with an agricultural business, public or private agency or commodity organization.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education are required to complete all University general education, University graduation, and degree requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
Communications and Leadership Emphasis
The communications and leadership emphasis focuses on developing students’ leadership, communication and human relation skills. Students are encouraged to develop a diverse background by completing course work in a variety of disciplines in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Students also have the opportunity to specialize and earn minors in disciplines of interest. The capstone experience involves a supervised internship with an agricultural business, public or private agency, or commodity organization in the area of education, training, communication and/or development.
|Emphasis Core Requirements|
|AG_ED_LD 1000||Orientation to Agricultural Education and Leadership||1|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|SOCIOL 1000||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|AGSC_COM 1160||Foundations of Agricultural Science Communications||3|
|AGSC_COM 2210||Communicating Science to the Public||3|
|AGSC_COM 2220||Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2250||Introduction to Leadership||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2260W||Team and Organizational Leadership - Writing Intensive||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2270||Leadership Development in Youth Organizations||3|
|AG_ED_LD 3010||Leadership in Today's World||3|
|AGSC_COM 3210W||Fundamentals of Communications - Writing Intensive||3|
|AGSC_COM 3240||Communicating on the Web||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4240||Leading Organizational and Community Change||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4340||Designing and Delivering Educational/Leadership Programs||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4993||Internship in Agricultural Education and Leadership||3|
|ABM 3223||Relationship Selling: Creating Value for Customers||3|
|ABM 3241W||Ethical Issues in Agriculture - Writing Intensive||3|
|or ABM 3283||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship|
|Animal Science Elective||3|
|Plant and Soil Science|
|Plant Science Elective||3|
|Natural Resources/ Hospitality Management/Ag Systems Management|
|Natural Resources/Hospitality Management/Ag Systems Management Elective||3|
|AG_ED_LD 1000||1||MATH 1100*||3|
|ABM 1041||3||HIST 1100*||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2250||3||PLNT_SCI 2075||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||ABM 3223||3|
|AGSC_COM 1160||3||PSYCH 1000||3|
|BIO_SC 1200||5||CHEM 1100||4|
|AG_ED_LD 2270||3||AG_ED_LD 2260W||3|
|AGSC_COM 2220||3||ABM 3241W||3|
|AN_SCI 1174||3||SOCIOL 1000||3|
|AGSC_COM 3210W||3||AG_ED_LD 3010||3||AG_ED_LD 4993||3|
|AGSC_COM 2210||3||AFNR 2191||3|
|AGSC_COM 3240||3||COMMUN 3390||3|
|ABM 3283||3||ABM 3230||3|
|AN_SCI 4975||3||PLNT_SCI 2220||2|
|AG_ED_LD 4240||3||AG_ED_LD 4340||3|
|COMMUN 3310||3||AG_S_TCH 2340||3|
|ABM 4230||3||FINANC 1000||3|
|MANGMT 3000||3||COMMUN 3460||3|
|NAT_R 2160||3||Emphasis Requirement||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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