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Public Relations

The concentration in Public Relations prepares students for positions as professional communicators by providing a combination of technical communication skills and theoretic knowledge necessary to make them competitive for entry-level public relations positions.

Core courses:

  • COMS 130. Introduction to Communication
  • COMS 330. Communication Theory

Required Courses in the PR concentration:

  • COMS 225. Introduction to Public Relations
  • COMS 231. Communication Research
  • COMS 235. Writing for Public Relations
  • COMS 240. Teamwork
  • COMS 314. Organizational Communication
  • COMS 408. Public Relations Management
  • COMS 411. Public Relations Media and Campaigns
  • COMS 416. Business and Professional Communication
  • COMS 499. Internship*

*Students wishing to complete an internship must have a 2.0 GPA in the major, a COMS writing class and have completed 75 hours. They must apply and interview for the privilege of participating in an internship experience. No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be used to meet requirements for the major.

Three elective courses in COMS (9 hours).

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