May 21, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Agricultural Communication and Journalism - BS


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  • For more information about Agricultural Communication and Journalism, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.
  • Student can choose from the following emphasis areas: public relations, print journalism, or broadcast journalism.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ASTE 1710: Introduction to Agricultural Communication   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)    3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     LAEP 1030: Introduction to Landscape Architecture (BCA)   3    
JCOM 1500: Introduction to Mass Communication (BSS)   3   Minimum grade of C+ or higher CMST 1020: Public Speaking (BHU)   3    
CMST 1020: Public Speaking (BHU)   3     STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or  5    
Directed elective 3   Directed Elective   3  
Comments

 

Comments

Take JCOM Grammar Exam, available in AGRS 136

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ADVS 1110: Introduction to Animal Science   4     ASTE 2900: Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment (BSS)   3    
ASTE 2830: Agribusiness Sales and Marketing   3     Breadth American Institutions Course (BAI)     3  
JCOM 1130: News Writing   3   Minimum grade of C+ or higher JCOM 2020: Communication Research Methods (QI)   3   Minimum grade of C+ or higher
JCOM 2010: Media Smarts: Making Sense of the Information Age (BSS)   3   Minimum grade of C+ or higher JCOM 2030: Multimedia Boot Camp   3    
Breadth Physical Science Course (BPS)     NDFS 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (BLS)   3    
Comments

After grades post for Fall semester:

*Contact Jordan Truex to change major from Pre-JCOM to JCOM with emphasis.

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3     APEC 3010: Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DSS)   3    
Emphasis Course   3   ASTE 3090: Graphic Communication in Agriculture   3    
Emphasis Course   3   ASTE 3100: Personal and Team Leadership   3    
Directed Elective   3   NDFS 5230: Communication of Current Topics in Nutrition (CI)   3    
Upper- Division Skills Course   3   Emphasis Course   3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

JCOM 4030: Mass Media Law (DSS)   3   Minimum grade of C or higher ASTE 4900: Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity   1-6   Enroll in 3 credits
ASTE 3440: Science, Technology, and Modern Society (DSC)   3     Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3  
Directed Elective   3   Directed Elective   3  
Directed Elective   4   Emphasis Course   3  
Upper-Division Directed Elective (see advisor 3   Upper-Division Directed Elective (see advisor 3  
Comments

 

Comments

Contact Marci Chidester, marci.chidester@usu.edu, 435-797-8434 for advising.

Required Courses


Note:


Agricultural Communication and Journalism students may elect to concentrate their coursework within one of the three Journalism major emphases (broadcast/electronic media, print journalism, or public relations/corporate communication), or they may construct an individually designed concentration with the approval of the Journalism and Communication Department faculty. 

Directed Electives


The following elective courses are recommended, but students may choose any classes that fit their interests. Students may also use directed electives to pursue a minor.

This major has a choice of three different emphases. Not all JCOM students take every JCOM class. The JCOM classes listed here will not count as both a required course and a directed elective.

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