Requirements for the Degree

Summary of Requirements

  1. University requirements:
    1. New students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    2. All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are PR 1496  and PR 3096.
  2. Lew Klein College of Media and Communication requirements, including KLN 1001.
  3. Minimum of 48 credits in Public Relations courses and CSI 1111 or CSI 1911.
  4. A grade of C or higher must be attained in all required Public Relations courses and CSI 1111 or CSI 1911.
  5. An overall GPA of 2.0 must be attained in the major.
  6. No more than 12 semester hours of transfer credits may be applied to Public Relations major requirements.
  7. No more than 8 credits may be taken in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.

Public Relations Requirements

1000-Level Core Requirements
CSI 1111Introduction to Public Speaking3
or CSI 1911 Honors Introduction to Public Speaking
PR 1101PRactical Grammar for Public Communications3
PR 1112Communicating Leadership3
PR 1496News Writing and Media Relations3
PR 1552Introduction to Public Relations3
2000-Level Core Requirements
PR 2551Research Methods3
PR 2662Leading Groups and Team Building3
PR 2701Public Relations Theory3
3000-Level Core Requirements
PR 3096Public Relations Writing3
PR 3101Digital Media, Social Media, Audience Analytics for Public Relations3
PR 3201Law and Ethics in Public Relations3
PR 3202Diversity and Public Relations3
PR 3301Industry Essentials for Public Relations2
PR 3302Crisis Communication3
PR 3587Public Relations Field Experience1 to 3
4000-Level Core Requirements
PR 4102Public Relations Portfolio3
PR 4501Public Relations Capstone3
Total Credit Hours48-50