Public Relations B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
COMM   1100Human Communication 3
or COMS   2330 Introduction to Communication Research
COMM   1110Public Speaking3
COMM   2332Media and Society 3
COMS   2330Introduction to Communication Research 3
or IT   1230 Introduction to Web Technologies
or MMFP   2331 Multi-Camera Production
or THEA   2333 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting
MMJ   2331Introduction to Journalism 3
Select one of the following:3
Foreign Language - through 2001
Significant International Content Course
Major Requirements
Select one COMS Upper Division Course3
MMJ   3100News Reporting and Writing I3
PRCA   3100Introduction to Public Relations3
PRCA   3330Public Relations Writing3
PRCA   3711Public Relations Practicum Public Relations Practicum1
PRCA   4330Public Relations Research 3
PRCA   4339Public Relations Campaign Strategies 3
PRCA   4791Public Relations Internship 13
or PRCA   4335 Senior Seminar in Public Relations
Select two upper division PRCA courses6
Select one from the following media elective courses:3
News Reporting and Writing II
Feature Writing
Copy Editing
Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism
Public Relations and Publications
MMJ 3000+
Upper Division Elective (approved by the advisor)
Select two of the following theory/law elective courses:6
Mass Communication Law
Theories of Mass Communication
Persuasion
General Semantics
Communication Theory
Select 3 credit hours from the following:3
Upper Division Elective from COMM, COMS, FILM, MMFP, MMJ, PRCA, or THEA
Courses in Related Areas6
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Advertising
Electives
Select 14 credit hours of Electives14
Total Credit Hours124

Other Program Information

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit hour for that course.

Honors in Public Relations

To graduate with Honors in Public Relations, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of HONS   4610 over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Advisement

All Public Relations majors are advised in the Department of Communication Arts, Sanford Hall, (912) 478-5138. Students in the University Honors Program (UHP) are also advised in the Department.