Majors and Minors

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.

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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
     SP 310 Communication Theory (4 cr.)
PR Theoretical Elective 4
(must complete PR 231/250 before choosing a theoretical elective) 
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 4
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)
Environmental Issues Elective 3-4
Choose from the following: 
Economic Issues Elective 4
Choose from the following: 

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