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Professional Communication Major BA

Two tracks lead to a major in professional communication: Public Relations and Organizational Communication.

Students complete prerequisites and initial courses (100-200) before intermediate courses (300) and intermediate courses before advanced courses (400-500). Major electives can be taken alongside either intermediate or advanced courses. Note: In the lists of requirements, an asterisk (*) denotes a course or workshop that has a theory seminar option (see Creative Learning Strategies section of this Catalog) for those students with extensive life or work experience.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Professional Communication major, students must submit a College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Program Declaration Form. Consult with an advisor before enrolling in courses toward the major.

Organizational Communication Track

Organizational communication specialists understand how internal communication can be improved through building teams, training, coordinating efforts, analyzing information flow and resolving conflicts.

Prerequisites

Required Courses

Electives (8 credits from the following)

Total Credits for the major, not including prerequisites (32 credits)

Public Relations Track

Public relations practitioners use their sophisticated communication skills, theoretical knowledge and analytical abilities to conduct advocacy campaigns, lobby and develop strategic relationships.

Prerequisites (3 credits)

Required Courses (28 total credits)

Electives (4 credits from the following)

Total Credits for the major, not including prerequisites (32 credits)

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