Public Relations B.A.


Degree Requirements

120 credits total required for graduation

  • at least 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above

Required prerequisites for the major:

  • PRS 100: Intro to Public Relations
  • COM 100: Fundamentals of Communication

Required core courses:

  • PRS 320: Strategic Media Relations
  • PRS 340: Public Relations
  • PRS 441: Public Relations Practices
  • PRS 491: Public Relations Internship
  • COM 381: Research Methods in Communication
  • WRT/PRS 331: Writing Public Relations
  • JOR/PRS 341: Editing for Publication

Additional courses (choose one focus area):

  • At least 9 credits from the Entrepreneurial focus area
  • At least 9 credits from the Event Management focus area
  • At least 9 credits from the Social Media focus area
    (Please see Curriculum Sheets for specific course options)

Minor Option

The minor in Public Relations requires you to complete 18 credits from courses currently eligible to count toward the major. Please consult with your advisor if you’re interested in declaring a minor.