Communications programs

Whether your message is a speech, news story, feature article or corporate newsletter, studying communications will help you develop your writing and speaking skills. Many communications majors also pursue minors or add second majors, preparing for careers as journalists or publicists in the arts and politics.

Public Relations Major

Requirements:
COM 101x - Mass Media and Society
COM 185 - Media Writing
COM 215 - Practicum in Public Relations *
COM 225 - Media Law and Ethics
COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations
COM 312 - Advanced Public Relations: Strategy & Implementation
COM 332 - Social Foundations of Advertising
COM 355 - Organizational Communication
COM 417 - Internship
Choose eleven credits:
Choose at least one course:
COM 261 - Feature Writing
COM 310 - Advanced Topics in Communications
COM 330 - Multiplatform Communications
COM 340 - News Writing and Editing
COM 400 - Advanced Journalism
ENG 235 - Introduction to Rhetorical Studies
ENG 288 - Writing in the Professions
ENG 297 - The Rhetoric of Persuasion
Choose at least one course:
ART 164 - Photography I
ART 220 - Graphic Design I
ART 320 - Graphic Design II
COM 263 - Layout and Design
COM 315 - Writing and Design for the Web
Cognate Requirements
BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
BUS 250 - Management and Organizational Behavior
Choose one course:
BUS 309 - Human Resource Management
BUS 401 - Consumer Behavior
ECO 101 - Survey of Economics
Total credits required: 52

Notes:

*COM215 is a 1 credit course to be taken twice.

**COM310 must be a topic in Public Relations.

Internships range from 2-12 credits. The maximum credits applied to the major are noted under the 417 course designation.