Students minoring in public relations are provided a solid foundation into the principles and practice of strategy development in the field of public relations. Students then are able to choose from among various public relations electives to gain more extensive knowledge of elements of the PR field.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
STC 116Principles of Public Relations3
STC 201Public Relations Strategy Development3
Select 9 credit hours from the list below with the approval of an Public Relations faculty advisor 19
Graphic Design for Strategic Communication
Writing for Strategic Communication
Advanced Graphic Design for Public Relations
Writing for Public Relations
Special Topics in Strategic Communication
Public Relations Research
Ethics in Strategic Communication
Travel and Tourism
Social Media Messaging and Strategies
Public Relations Message Development and Execution
Public Relations Internship
Women in PR
Crisis Communication and Management
Media Relations
Sports, Publicity, and Promotions
Public Relations Management
PR and Politics
Social Media Analytics
Strategic Communication in Health Care
Corporate Communication and Public Relations
International Public Relations
Special Topics in Public Relations
Total Credit Hours15

 It is the student's responsibility to meet any prerequisites for elective courses other than STC 116 and STC 201.  Such prerequisites (these are listed as a link for each course) will not be waived.


A grade of C or higher is required in all courses (a C- is not acceptable).