The mission of the public relations (PR) profession is to manage the reputation of organizations. Our interdisciplinary Public Relations Minor is designed for students interested in gaining a basic understanding of the history, function and tools of PR. The courses that comprise this minor are heavily focused on the development and application of skills utilized by PR professionals, as well as an understanding of theories and concepts necessary for critical analysis and creative thinking. The minor includes four upper-level core courses.
The PR minor is for students who already have a basic understanding of communication and/or business theory, in addition to effective writing skills. The courses contain a heavy writing component, and will not serve as remedial courses or substitute for required courses in students’ majors.
Students may obtain an academic minor in Public Relations by taking the following courses:
- Communication 2330,
- Communication 2344 or 1337 or Mass Media 1337,
- Communication 3336 or 4337,
- Communication 4335,
- Communication 3321 or 3336,
- Communication 4337.
- Communication or Mass Media majors may not choose the Public Relations minor.