Public Relations


The public relations sequence has seen a steady increase in the number of enrolled students in recent years. Student volunteers from the PR sequence often assist in department or PRSSA-sponsored events. Dr. Augustine Ihator advises and teaches most of the courses offered to complete this sequence.

Degree Requirements (120 units)

In order to graduate, Public Relations students entering the program in the 2017-2018 academic year must:

  • Complete 45 hours in the Department of Communication
  • Successfully complete all university degree requirements
  • Pass general education courses EH 141, MS 110 or 204, CS 201, and CS 315
  • Complete a 6-hour sequence of English literature
  • Complete a foreign language sequence: FL 101 and 102
  • Complete an 8-hour natural science sequence
  • Complete a 6-hour sequence of history
  • Fullfill all requirements in an outside minor field
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average
  • Earn a grade of C in all COM major and minor courses.
  • Complete a 250-hour internship with a professional organization.
  • Pass exit exam administered during capstone (COM 440) course.

PR majors must successfully pass these courses:

Digital Journalism degree requirements

Broadcast degree requirements

For more information, contact Dr. Augustine Ihator