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College of Agriculture

Agricultural Communication

Prepare for a profession that serves business and society by promoting awareness of food, agriculture and science issues among rural and urban audiences. Purdue agricultural communication majors gain skills and experience in public relations, marketing, journalism and new media through diverse coursework and competitive internships. Through the program's design, students have the advantage of excelling in communication, science and agricultural courses — a combination that future employers value. Though situated within a large university, the agricultural communication program offers a close-knit community in which students receive personal attention from faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture.

Credit Hours Required: 34 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(0.5) AGR 12100 (Introduction to Youth Development and Agricultural Education Academic Programs) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) COM 25000 (Mass Communication and Society)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) Agricultural selective
(3) YDAE 15200 (Agricultural Communication Seminar) (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Elective    
(15) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 21700 (Economics) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture) (3) COM 25200 (Writing for Mass Media)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) COM 31800 (Principles of Persuasion)
(3) COM 20400 (Critical Perspectives on Communication) (3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) (3) Humanities selective
(3) Agricultural selective (3) Mathematics or sciences selective
(18) (18)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) COM 31100 (Copy Editing) (3) YDAE 46000 (Agricultural Publishing)
(3) Agricultural selective (6) Agricultural selective (30000+ level)
(3) Communication or agricultural communication selective (2) Communication or agricultural communication selective (30000+ level)
(3) Mathematics or sciences selective (3) Humanities selective
(4) Electives (2) Mathematics or sciences selective
 
(16) (16)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) YDAE 48000 (Agricultural Communication Capstone Seminar) (3) Agricultural or science communication selective
(3) Agricultural selective (3) Agricultural selective (30000+ level)
(3) Communication or agricultural communication selective (3) Communication or agricultural communication selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level) (3) Social science selective
(4) Electives (3) Elective (30000+ level)
(16) (15)