B.A. in Communication (Media Studies) – Option: Public Relations

Course Requirements (126 Credit Hours)

A. General Educaton Requirements (54 – 57 credit hours)

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B. Department Core (7 – 9 credits)

COM 103

Freshman Seminar in Communication

OR

other Freshman Seminar Course (1 – 3 cr. hrs.)

COM 201

Introduction to Media Studies

COM 228

Introduction to Communication Studies

C. Public Relations Option Core (39 credit hours)

A&D 222

Introduction to Photography

COM 225

Intro to Rhetoric & Social Influence

OR

COM 319

The Rhetorical Tradition

COM 253

Intro to Public Relations

COM 255

Introduction to News Reporting & Writing

COM 300

Intro to Communication Research Methods

OR

COM 330

Theories of Mass Communications

COM 305

News Editing

COM 306

Advanced News Reporting & Writing

COM 314

Advanced Public Speaking

OR

COM 326

Speech Writing

OR

COM 343

Oral Interpretation

COM 318

Principles of Persuasion

COM 325

Interviewing: Principles & Practice

COM 353

Problems in Public Relations

COM 439

Focus Group Research

COM 460

Advanced Public Relations

D. Choose 2 of the following Communication courses

200 level or higher(6 credit hours)

COM 214

Comparative Theories of Interpersonal Com

COM 250

Mass Communication & Society

COM 320

Small Group Communication

COM 327

International Communication

COM 331

Audio Production

COM 332

Television Production

COM 352

Mass Communication Law

COM 420

Intro to Organizational Communication

COM 446

Advertising Management

E. Electives (15 – 20 credit hours)*

*Suggested Minors: English Literature, Marketing