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. Contact Dr. Lisa Baker-Webster or Dr. John Brummette with questions.

Public Relations Concentration (36 hours)

Core courses: Students in the School of Communication must complete these two courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

  • COMS 130. Introduction to Communication (GE, E)
  • COMS 330. Communication Theory (A)

Required Courses

  • COMS 225. Introduction to Public Relations (GE, L)
  • COMS 231. Communication Research
  • COMS 235. Writing for Public Relations-Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.¬†(L)
  • COMS 240. Teamwork & Communication (E)
  • COMS 314. Organizational Communication¬†
  • COMS 408. Public Relations Management (L)
  • COMS 411. Public Relations Media and Campaigns
  • COMS 416. Business and Professional Communication
  • COMS 499. Communication Internship*

*Prerequisites: COMS 130, COMS 330, and either of the following: COMS 235, COMS 104; Students wishing to complete an internship must apply and be interviewed for the privilege to participate, must have completed 75 hours and must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 2.0 GPA in the major. The Internship Coordinator must approve a written propsal and a signed, formal agreement with the internship site supervisor must be on file in the Registrar's Office as well as the School of Communication. No more than six (6) credit hours of internship casework may be used to meet requirements of the major.

Electives - Choose nine (9) credit hours of electives from the major, six credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.