Agricultural Communications Minor

This minor offers interested students in the College of Agricultural Sciences a coherent and recognized focus for their communication interests within their overall academic program.

Students need to know how to communicate effectively in the workplace. Communications is the essence of all professional practices. This interdisciplinary program of study is designed to introduce majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences to the skills and professional practices in communications and to the interdependence between communications and society.


Students are required to complete a total of 19 credits, including six credits at the 400 level. For entrance into the minor, a student must complete COMM 160 with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better is required in every course used to satisfy the requirements of the minor.


Prescribed courses (7 credits)

Additional Courses (12 credits)

Select 3 credits from Agricultural Communications Area

  • AEE 440 (3) Communications Methods and Media
  • AEE 330W (3) Communication in Agricultural and Natural Resource Careers
  • AGCOM 495 (1-3) Internship

Select 3 credits from Mass Communications Area

Select 6 credits from Additional Communications Area

  • COMM 180 (3) Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications
  • COMM 283W (3) Television Studio Production
  • COMM 401 (3) Mass Media in History
  • COMM 403 (3) Law of Mass Communications
  • COMM 405 (3) Political Economy of Communications
  • COMM 409 (3) News Media Ethics
  • COMM 411 (3) Cultural Aspects of the Mass Media
  • COMM 413W (3) Mass Media and the Public
  • COMM 460W (3) Reporting Methods


Curriculum and Course Requirements - See the University Bulletin

Procedures for Enrollment

Students may apply for admission to the Agricultural Communications minor through LionPATH.

For more information, contact Dr. John Ewing .

Contact Information

John Ewing, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
Phone: 814-863-7463