Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in public relations, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of coursework.

Please note that the public relations degree program in non-comprehensive, so it requires the completion of a minor or additional major.

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirements: COM 115(3), MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (48 hours)
    1. Departmental Core (3 hours): COM 209(3)
    2. Public Relations Core: COM 210(3), 309(3), 336(3), 379(3), 439(3), 449(3), 509(3); and 3 additional hours from COM 495(3) or 550(3) or 509(3)
    3. Publishing Design and Technologies: 6 hours from JRN 477(3), JRN 478(3), MED 365(3), MED 390(3), CIS 195(3), ENG 373(3)
    4. Relational Communication: 3 hours from COM 205(3) or other appropriate COM course selected in consultation with advisor
    5. Advocacy and Rhetoric: COM 350(3) and 3 hours from COM 315(3) or 322(3) or 328(3)
    6. Writing: JRN 270(3); and ENG 321(3) or JRN 370(3) or JRN 374(3)
    7. COM 499(0)
    8. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of COM 350(3). COM 495 and COM 322 are optional.

  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements