Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Public Relations, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts
Curriculum 0292 Requirements

Journalism and Public Relations Department  

Suggested Semester Plan: Program Pathway  

General Education Requirements

Students must meet requirements for general education; see The Cardinal Core Curriculum  for details. Certain courses that fulfill major or cognate requirements may also apply to general education.

Major Departmental Requirements 46-56 Credits

Public Relations Core: (25 cr.)

Supervised Practical Experience: (3-12 cr.)

Complete at least 3 credits from among the following:

Electives 30-41 Credits

Certain major/cognate courses may also satisfy GE requirements thus increase elective credits accordingly.

Total Credits minimum 120

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in introductory courses - CMM 101 /JOU 127 , JOU 204 , JOU 209 , PRE 211  and PRE 314  - in order to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. A grade of C+ or better is required in the AWR course (JOU 308 ).
  3. A grade of C+ or better is required in the following professional preparation courses: PRE 402  and PRE 466 .
  4. There is a formal application process for Practicum/ Internship (PRE 498 ), with review of applicants beginning the semester prior to the semester of internship.
  5. PRE 400 , Certificate in Public Relations Principles, is optional training for seniors wishing to sit for the certificate examination administered by the Public Relations Society of America. Students must take the examination no earlier than six months prior to graduation or no later than six months following graduation.
  6. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements 46-56 Credits).
  7. Completion of all Undergraduate Degree Requirements .

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