Major in Public Relations

Public Relations BA Requirements

Course Requirements:

  1. A minimum of 42 total credit hours in major coursework
  2. A minimum of 12 credit hours at the 4000-level or above in major coursework 
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in major coursework

Students must complete:

  • Category A: Take 3 Communication Core Courses | 09 credit hours
  • Category B: Choose 1 Research Methods Course | 03 credit hours
  • Category C: Take 7 Public Relations Core Courses | 21 credit hours
  • Category D: Choose 1 Communication Elective | 03 credit hours
  • Category E: Choose 1 Mediated Communication Elective | 03 credit hours
  • Category F: Choose 1 Diversity & Inclusion / Ethics Elective | 03 credit hours
  • Category G: Choose 1 minor or certificate to complement the Public Relations BA degree 

TOTAL: 42 credit hours

Bold = Grade of c or better required | Brackets = Prerequisite | Asterisk = Online section available (not guaranteed every semester)

  • COMM 1076 – Intro to Interpersonal Communication* 
  • COMM 2081 – Business Communication* 
  • COMM 3006 – Intro to Rhetorical Theory*
  • COMM 3000 – Public Relations Research*
  • COMM 3039 – Comm Research Methods* 
  • COMM 2042 – Introduction to Public Relations*
  • COMM 2043 – Public Relations Writing*
  • COMM 3008 – Intro to Organizational Communication* 
  • COMM 3091 – Internship in Communication* [PD 2070 + COMM 1076, and one of the following: COMM 2042, COMM 2081, or COMM 3008 ] 
  • COMM 4042 – PR Campaigns [2042 & 2043] 
  • COMM 5009 – Org Id, Image & Issue Mgmt* 
  • PD 2070 – Professionalism & Purpose 
  • COMM 2012 – Persuasion & Civic Engagement
  • COMM 2021 – Comm in Problem-Solving Groups
  • COMM 2048 – Event Planning & Fundraising Mgmt
  • COMM 3094 – Project in Public Relations
  • COMM 3095 – UCommunicate Practicum 
  • COMM 4008 – Leadership Communication 
  • COMM 4064 – Rhetoric of Protest & Reform 
  • COMM 4066 – Comm & Health Politics 
  • COMM 4067 – Environmental Comm*
  • COMM 2025 – Introduction to Media Literacy
  • COMM 2026 – Introduction to Mass Communication*
  • COMM 2028 – Communication & Popular Culture*
  • COMM 2089 – The Internet & Everyday Life* 
  • COMM 3026 – Media Impact 
  • COMM 4026 – Media & Public Opinion 
  • COMM 4029 – Media & Technology* 
  • COMM 4089 – Information Society
  • COMM 2049 – Communication & Social Justice
  • COMM 4005 – Communication Ethics*
  • COMM 4006 – Organizational Diversity 
  • COMM 4050 – Comm Culture & Globalization 
  • ENGL 2073 – Writing for Justice
  • JOUR 2020 – Media Law & Ethics

 

  • Copyediting & Publishing Certificate (A&S) 
  • Critical Visions Certificate (A&S)
  • Digital Broadcast News Certificate (A&S) 
  • Journalism Certificate (A&S)
  • Org Leadership Certificate or Minor (A&S) 
  • Professional Writing Certificate (A&S)
  • Spanish Certificate or Minor (A&S)
  • Sport Media & Promotion Certificate (A&S)
  • Electronic Media Minor (CCM)
  • Information Technology Minor (CECH)
  • Marketing Minor (COB)
  • Other (Must be approved by the PR Director)