The public relations concentration offers an applied communication curriculum with a focus on theory and process of public relations practice. Students investigate many areas, including public relations writing and techniques, social media strategy, public relations campaigns, and digital media production. The public relations field offers a wide variety of careers, including corporate, nonprofit, higher education, and government communication, PR agency work, and event planning.
Students must complete 25 hours of core requirements and 18 hours of public relations concentration courses, for a total of 43 hours.
Communication Major with Public Relations Concentration – 43 hours
Required Major Courses – 25 hours
Concentration in Public Relations – 18 hours
Approved Electives – 3 hours
3 hours of electives chosen from the following:
Any COM course at the 200, 300, or 400 level.
For double majors, other electives may be approved by the department head. Consult with your advisor.
Our communication program focuses on real-world learning through professional internships and hands-on experience in the classroom.