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 PRO-sponsored events. Dr. Augustine Ihator advises and teaches most of the courses offered to complete this sequence. Dr. Jeffrey Hedrick also assists with occasional instruction.
In order to graduate, Public Relations students must:
Successfully complete all university requirements - 39 hours in the Department of Communication; EH 141, CS 201 or TEC 201; foreign language 101 and 102; a six- hour sequence of English literature; a six- hour sequence of history, and the completion of a minor field.
Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average and have a grade of C in all required departmental courses.
Complete a 350-hour internship in the senior year with a professional organization.
Pass the exits exams administered during the capstone (COM 440) course.
PR majors must successfully pass these courses:
COM 200 - Intro to Mass Communication
COM 315 - Introduction to News
COM 325 - Publication Design
COM 330 - Introduction to Public Relations
COM 340 - Public Relations Writing
COM 400 - Public Relations Case Studies
COM 440 - Public Relations Campaign Management
COM 449 - Communication Law I
COM 450 - Mass Communication Research
COM 459 - Communication Ethics
COM 491 - Internship
6 hours of other Communication Electives
Print Journalism degree requirements
Broadcast degree requirements
For more information, contact Dr. Augustine Ihator