Communication Arts
College of Arts and Humanities

Public Relations Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Public Relations – 124 Hours

Core – https://catalog.georgiasouthern.edu/undergraduate/academic-resources/programs-requirements/core-curriculum-course-requirements/
Area A1 6 Hours
Area A2 3 Hours
Area B 7 Hours
Area C 6 Hours
Area D1 8 Hours
Area D2 3 Hours
Area E 9 Hours
HLTH 1525 – Concepts of Health and Physical Activity 2 Hours
Orientation – FYE 1220 – First Year Seminar 2 Hours
Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major 18 Hours
COMM 1100 – Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR COMS 2330 – Introduction to Communication Research (3)
COMM 1110 – Principles of Public Speaking (3)
COMM 2332 – Media and Society (3)
COMS 2330 Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR IT 1230 – Introduction to Web Technologies (3) OR MMFP 2331 Multi-Camera Production OR THEA 2333 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting OR THEA 2332 Stagecraft
MMJ 2331 – Introduction to Journalism (3)
Select one of the following:
Foreign Language – through 2001 (3)
Significant International Content Course (3) – INTS 2130
Major Requirements 40 Hours
COMS – upper division course (3)
MMJ 3100 – News Reporting and Writing I (3)
PRCA 3100 – Introduction to Public Relations (3)
PRCA 3330 – Public Relations Writing (3)
PRCA 3711 – Public Relations Practicum (1)
PRCA 4330 – Public Relations Research (3)
PRCA 4339 – Public Relations Campaign Strategies (3)
*PRCA 4791 – Public Relations Internship (3) OR PRCA 4335 – Senior Seminar (3)
PRCA – two upper division courses (6)
Select one from the following media elective courses:
MMJ 3200 – News Reporting & Writing II (3)
MMJ 3332- Feature Writing (3)
MMJ 3335 – Copy Editing (3)
MMJ 3631- Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism (3)
PRCA 3339 – Public Relations Publications (3)
MMJ 3000+ – Upper division elective – approved by the advisor (3)
Select two of the following theory/law elective courses:
COMM 3337 – Mass Communication Law (3)
COMM 5333 – Theories of Mass Communication (3)
COMS 3337 – Persuasion (3)
COMS 4333 – General Semantics (3)
COMS 5330 – Communication Theory (3)
Select 3 hours from the following:
Upper Division Elective from COMM, COMS, FILM, MMFP, MMJ, PRCA, or THEA (3)
Courses in Related Areas 6 Hours
MKTG 3131 – Principles of Marketing (3)
MKTG 3132 – Principles of Advertising (3)
Electives  14 Hours

Other Program Information:

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.

* A total institution GPA of 2.5 is required to register for internship credit at an in-state internship site. A 3.0 total institution GPA and a 3.25 major GPA is required to register for internship credit at an out of state site. A maximum of 3 hours of internship credit can be applied toward graduation requirements.

Honors in Public Relations: 

To graduate with Honors in Public Relations, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • Successfully complete at least three credit hours of HONS 4610 over three semesters;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Course Descriptions

Last updated: 4/18/2019

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5138commarts@georgiasouthern.edu