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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Arts Communication - Public Relations

College of the Arts
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts and
the General Degree Requirements pages.
Suggested four year course schedule

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:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
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:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *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:

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

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:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

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

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18

Take the following courses:
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001

Select one of the following:
ENGL 2157 Writing for the English Major
ENGL 2158 Advanced Writing for the Non-English Major
Foreign Language 2002

Select three from the following four courses:
COMM 2105 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2110 Inter-Ethnic Cultural Communication
COMM 2136 Group Communication
COMM 2137 Introduction to Mass Communication

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 3157 Qualitative Communication Research
COMM 3255 Communication Research

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 33

Area H1 Media Production Required Hours: 12

COMM 3235 Interactive Media Production
COMM 3257 Video Production l
COMM 4257 Video Production ll
COMM 4259 Integrated Web Design

Area H2 Writing Electives Required Hours: 9
COMM 3143 Social and Digital Media Writing
COMM 3242 Writing for Media
COMM 4143 Strategic Media Writing

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 3125 Modern Media and Culture
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 any other 1000 level or above courses. Recommendation:
COMM 3498 Practicum
COMM 3698 Junior Internship
COMM 4698 Senior Internship

Total Hours Required: 123