THE DEPARTMENT OF    COMMUNITY &    LEADERSHIP    DEVELOPMENT

 B.S. in CCLD - Agricultural Communications Option

 

Agricultural Communications is a writing-based option that prepares graduates for careers as communications professionals with agricultural and community-based media outlets and organizations.  

Forget the jokes about talking to cows. What ag communicators really do is tell the story of agriculture – in person, in words and images, in print and broadcast media, at county fair displays and on the Web.  This major is for students who blend a talent for journalism, communications, or public relations with an interest in agriculture and community issues.

B.S. IN COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS

CCLD majors share a common core of program classes before branching out. Students in both options are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities. You must meet the University’s general education requirements for graduation as well as the requirements of the College of Agriculture.

The courses and major requirements for a B.S. degree in COMMUNICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT  (Agricultural Communications option) can be found:

In addition to University and College requirements, here are the courses you’ll take:

Major requirements, 27 hours

CLD 102, The Dynamics of Rural Social Life
CLD 250, Reading Critically and Writing Well
CLD 302, Leadership Studies
CLD 320, Survey of Ag and Consumer Media
CLD 340, Community Interaction
CLD 362, Field Experience in CCLD
CLD 405, Analytic Methods in CCLD
CLD 420, Sociology of Communities
CLD 490, Senior Seminar in CCLD

Agricultural Communications, 21 hours

AEC 101, The Economics of Food and Agriculture
JOU 101, Introduction to Journalism
CLD 204, Writing for the Mass Media
CLD 301, News Reporting
CLD 400, Agricultural Communications Campaigns
CLD 440, Community Processes and Communication
CLD 485, Community Journalism

Specialty Support Requirements, 18 hours

You will work with your advisor to identify 6 hours of appropriate courses in the College of Agriculture and 12 additional hours in communications, journalism, and related fields. 


The University of Kentucky also offers some helpful links to undergraduate students.  Here are just a few that may be of use to you:


For questions about the CCLD Undergraduate Program, contact:
Dr. Deborah Witham
Director  for Undergraduate Studies

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