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 3335 or Mass Media 3335,
- Communication 3342 or Mass Media 3342,
- Communication 4335 or Mass Media 4335, and
- Communication 4336.
In addition, students take two of the following courses:
- Mass Media 1311,
- Communication 2344,
- Mass Media 2345,
- Communication 1337 or Mass Media 1337,
- Communication 2341,
- Communication 3321,
- Communication 3352,
- Communication 4338,
- Communication 4381 or Mass Media 4381,
- Theatre 3320,
- English 3351,
- Political Science 3341, or History 4340.
- Communication or Mass Media majors may not choose the Public Relations minor.