College of the Arts
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Arts
Communication - Public Relations

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 1125/ITDS 1779/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215K (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225K (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/ 1301L; GEOG 2215; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2500; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Select three course from the following four courses:
COMM 2105 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2137 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 2110 Inter-Ethnic Cultural Communication
COMM 2136 Group Communication

Take the following courses:
Foreign Language 1002, 2001
ENGL 2158 Advanced Writing for the Non-English Major , or
ENGL 2157 Writing for the English Major or
or Foreign Language 2002

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 9
COMM 3256 Communication Theory
COMM 4116 Communication Law and Ethics
COMM 4000 Exit Assessment

Select one of the following:
COMM 3255 Communication Research
COMM 3157 Qualitative Communication Research

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 33

Area H1
Media Production
Required Hours: 9
COMM 3235 Interactive Media Production
COMM 4259 Integrated Web Design
COMM 3156 Video Production

Area H2 Writing Electives Required Hours: 9
ENGL 3155 News Writing
COMM 3242 Writing for Media
Select one of the following courses:
ENGL 3126 Feature Writing
ENGL 3156 Advertising Writing
ENGL 3128 Editorial and Opinion Writing
ENGL 3127 Scriptwriting

Area H3 Communication Electives Required Hours: 12
COMM 3141 Introduction to Public Relations
COMM 4141 Public Relations Management
COMM 4142 Public Relations Campaigns

Select one of the following courses:
COMM 3119 Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication
COMM 3135 Persuasion
COMM 3146 Political Communication
COMM 4145 Organizational Communication
COMM 4147 Advertising Campaigns

Area H4 Non-Communication Electives Required Hours: 3
Select one of the following courses:

MGMT 3109 Principles of Management for Non-Business Majors
MKTG 3109 Principles of Marketing for Non-Business Majors

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 18
Select one or both of the following courses:
COMM 3698 Junior Internship
COMM 4698 Senior Internship

Total Hours Required: 123