Agricultural & Environmental Science Communication Minor

The minor in Agricultural and Environmental Science Communication (AESC) allows students to develop their communication knowledge and skills through the lens of the global issues and challenges related to food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. Students in the AESC minor develop a foundational understanding of oral, written, and visual communication, followed by a sequence of skills-based courses related to agricultural and environmental communication, and finally tie these together in one capstone course experience. The AESC minor, coupled with a CFANS major, can help ensure graduates enter the workforce ready to reach the 21st Century challenges related to communication, food, agriculture, and natural resources.


A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for minor program coursework, which must be taken on a letter grade basis with a minimum grade of C-.

To receive a minor, students must complete AECM 2421W, AECM 3431 and AECM 3452, plus two skills-based courses and one capstone course. Students majoring in Agricultural Communication & Marketing cannot minor in AESC due to course overlap.

Visit the University Catalog for a full list of requirements and course options. For a printer-friendly version of the AESC minor information, click on the “View PDF Version” link on the right side of the University Catalog page.

How to Apply

To declare an Agricultural & Environmental Science Communication minor, please fill out the Add/Drop a CFANS Minor form online.