Catalog 2010-2012

Communication/Public Relations

The Communication/Public Relations major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

The Communication/Public Relations major requires the completion of 18 hours in public relations, 12 hours in communication, 15 hours in journalism and 12 hours in business. (The concentration of study in business is in keeping with the specific recommendations for public relations education as outlined in The Design for Undergraduate Public Relations Education: Report of the 1987 Commission on Undergraduate Public Relations Education, co-sponsored by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and Public Relations Society of America and the Educators Academy of PRSA.)



Accounting: 120:030.....3 hours

Marketing: 130:101*; 130:106*.....6 hours

Management: 150:153.....3 hours

Journalism: 48J:002; 48J:007; 48J:071; 48J:132; 48J:172.....15 hours

Communication: 48C:004** or 48C:173; 48C:080; 48C:124; 48C:132.....12 hours

Public Relations: 48P:005; 48P:170 or 48P:184; 48P:173; 48P:182; 48P:188; 48P:179/48P:197 (3 hrs.).....18 hours

57 hours


*130:101 and 130:106 have 920:024 or 920:053 as a prerequisite. 920:024 will satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

**LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:

48C:011 or 48C:071 or 48C:074; AND 48C:004 or 48C:031.