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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Relations, B.S.

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Select one of the following Credit Hours: 3

  • Foreign Language - through 2001
  • Significant International Content Course

Select one COMS Upper Division Course Credit Hours: 3

Select two Upper Division PRCA courses Credit Hours: 6

Select 3 credit hours from the following Credit Hours: 3

  • Upper Division Elective from COMM, COMS, FILM, MMFP, MMJ, PRCA, or THEA

Courses in Related Areas Credit Hours: 6

(Choose from Option A or Option B)

Option B

General Electives

  • Select 14 credit hours of General Electives Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 A total institution GPA of 2.5 is required to register for internship credit. A maximum of 3 hours of internship can be applied toward graduation requirements.

Other Program Information

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit hour for that course.
  • Students wishing to also double major or minor in Multimedia Journalism (MMJ) must consult with their advisor regarding additional course requirements.

Honors in Public Relations

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

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • 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 Honors College at the time of graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.

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