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Public Relations Major

Note: In addition to completing the following required courses, students must fulfill the General Education Requirements. Major requirements and/or General Education Requirements may be changed by official action of the faculty.

Under “Recommended Sequence” below, a number indicates the year during which it is recommended that the course be taken (i.e., 1-first year; 2-second year, etc.); a letter indicates that the course should be taken during a particular semester (i.e., F-Fall; S-Spring). This is a recommended sequence which will be individualized based on the course rotation schedule and in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Communication Core Courses

Department

Course Number

Credits

Course Title

Recommended Sequence Year/Semester

COM

105

3

Understanding Media

1F

COM

109

3

Multimedia I

1

COM

126

3

Principles of Design

1

COM

209

3

Photography I

2 or 3

COM

211

3

News Writing and Reporting

2

COM

215

3

Web Production

2 or 3

COM

228

3

Business and Professional Speaking

2 or 3

COM

317

3

Communication Law

3

COM

326

3

Social Media Production

3

COM

329

3

Cross Cultural Communication

3 or 4

COM

438

3

Communication Theory and Research

4F

COM

465

3

Internship

4

COM

466

3

Practicum

4F

Public Relations Courses

Department

Course Number

Credits

Course Title

Recommended Sequence Year/Semester

BUS

___

6

Two courses to be selected from: BUS 208215335

 

COM

137

3

Introduction to Public Relations

1S

COM

206

3

Videography

2F

COM

237

3

Public Relations Writing and Production

2

COM

338

3

Non-profit Public Relations and Fundraising

3F or 4F

COM

339

3

Creativity Theory and Practice

3S or 4S

COM

399

3

Public Relations Research

3F or 4F

COM

405

3

Advanced Public Relations Strategies

3S or 4S

COM

437

3

Special Events Planning

3S or 4S

ENG

345

3

Grants Writing and Research

3

There are 72 credits for this major. Prerequisite courses may be necessary and the General Education Requirements must be completed.