Degree or Program Details

Public Relations Major

This major is a professional program designed to meet, and in some cases surpass, the Public Relations Society of America’s Guidelines for Undergraduate Education. It teaches the kind of research, writing, planning and budgeting skills that students need to succeed in the job market and allows them to employ these skills on behalf of a variety of clients. An extremely active chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America gives students additional opportunities for learning and service.

All department majors must maintain a 2.50 grade point average in the major and earn at least a “C-” in all major courses that are required for graduation, unless otherwise noted. 

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 40
Core 36
Select one course from the following: 4
     EN 206 Survey of Journalism (4 cr.)
     TH 132 Acting (4 cr.) with adviser approval
PR Theoretical Elective 4
Choose from the following: 
BC 495 Special Topics in Broadcasting (1-4 cr.) (adviser-approved topic)
SP 495 Special Topics in Communication Studies (2-4 cr.) (adviser-approved topic)

Other Required Courses 12
May be satisfied by courses in the major, minor, liberal studies or general electives. Contact department or see department adviser for more information. 
     SP 200 Argumentation (4 cr.) (if EN 211 taken before)
     PY 305 Psychological Statistics (4 cr.) [V] or
Economic Issues Elective 4
Choose from the following: 

Minor 20
Choose any minor except speech cluster or entertainment and sports promotion.