Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Public Relations, B.S.

Location(s): Statesboro

The Public Relations Program provides a foundation for public relations students for effective and ethically-sound communication practices. Students in the program are introduced to public relations history and contemporary practices, and these concepts are reinforced through courses that allow them to practice research, strategic communication, and campaign planning, especially within the context of a collaborative and inclusive environment. These foundations prepare students for responsible, strategic decision-making represented in senior-level and capstone courses.

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, Option B, or Option C)

Option B

Option C

Students pursuing a double major or dual degree may count two upper-division courses from the second major or degree towards Courses in Related Areas.

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.


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.