Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Emphasis in Public Relations

University Degree Requirements

Specified General Education Courses - Foundation Studies (18 Credit Hours)

Elective/Specified General Education Courses:

  • Math 250 or CIS 200 - Elements of Statistics - REQUIRED (3 Credit Hours)
  • Modern Language Courses (Beginning courses I,II) (10 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (17 Credit Hours)

Communication Studies Core Courses (9 Hours)

  • COMM 208 Communication and the Information Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 350 Communication Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 490 Issues and Applications in Communication (3 Credit Hours)

Applied disciplinary Focus (6 Hours)

Select one course from each category below:

Communication Context & Skills Electives (Choose two of the following)

  • INT 250 Introduction to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 346 Video Production OR INT 348 Beginning Audio Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 420 Social Issues and Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 601 Persuasion (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 602 Intercultural Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 606 Conflict Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 642 Crisis Management & Strategies (3 Credit Hours)

Major Electives (Public Relations Emphasis)

  • COMM 128 Media and Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 240 News Reporting (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 318 Introduction to Organization Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 348 Public Relations (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 349 Public Relations Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 414 Business & Professional Speaking (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 635 Multimedia Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 641 Public Relations and Campaign Design (3 Credit Hours)