May 24, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) 
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Agricultural Communication and Journalism - BS

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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

To develop a well-rounded agricultural communication professional, the BS degree in Agricultural Comunication and Journalism combines courses in agriculture with courses in journalism. Students take coursework in a variety of technical agricultural disciplines, including animal science, nutrition, agricultural economics and textile science. This education provides students with the basic knowledge to draw from as they communicate the importance of the food and fiber industry. This program is designed so that students complete a dual major in Agricultural Communication and Journalism.

University Studies—Competency

University Studies—Breadth

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in breadth courses, including one course from each of the six catagories (BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS, and BSS). At least two of these six courses must have a USU prefix. The following courses are suggested for students in the Agricultural Communication and Journalism major.

University Studies—Depth

Two Communications Intensive (CI) courses and one Quantitative Intensive (QI) course are required. Students in the Agricultural Communication and Journalism major must also take one Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) course and one Depth Social Sciences (DSS) course. The CI requirement may be fulfilled with two of ASTE 3050 , ASTE 5260 , and JCOM 2610 (required for the major). JCOM 4030  (taken as part of the major) will fulfill the DSS requirement.


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

Additional elective courses from the list below must be taken to complete the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for graduation.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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