Public Relations

Introductory Courses (1000 level)

Students must complete the 2 required introductory courses:

  • COM 1000 - Surv of Communication Studies
  • COM 1100 - Public Speaking

Theory Courses (2000 level)

Students must choose one (1) theory class from the following:

  • COM 2300 - Theories of Mass Communication
  • COM 2440 - Theories of Organizational Com

Students must choose any additional (1) theory (2000 level) class

Advanced Topics Courses (3000 level)

Students must complete the following classes (in sequence):

  • COM 3460 - Public Relations
  • COM 3462 - Public Relations Writing
  • COM 3464 - Public Relations Campaigns

Students must choose one (1) advanced topic class each from two (2) distinct areas:

  • Interpersonal Communication (COM 3401 — COM 3407)
  • Journalism (COM 3360 — COM 3390)
  • Media Production (COM 3301 — COM 3322)
  • Media Studies (COM 3340 — COM 3355)
  • Organizational Communication (COM 3440 — COM 3445)
  • Performance Studies (COM 3240 — COM 3290)
  • Rhetorical Studies (COM 3201 — COM 3207)

Advanced Research Courses (4000 level)

Students must take both:

  • COM 4001 - Qualitative Research in COM
  • COM 4002 - Quantitative Research in COM

Capstone Course (5000 level)

Students must complete the Capstone Course:

  • COM 5050 - Senior Project

Internship Requirement

Students must complete a Public Relations Internship for this specialization and join the Public Relations Student Society of America. The Internship must be approved by the Specialization Expert.

Contacts

Area Coordinator:
Prof. William Cowen

Associated Full-Time Faculty:
Prof. Jill Flanagan
Dr. Jie Xu