Public Relations (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
COM 104Oral Communication3
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
COM 210Presentational Communication3
COM 215Introduction to Public Relations3
COM 222Communication Theory3
COM 305Interpersonal Communication3
or COM 324 Small Group Communication
COM 314Persuasion3
COM 320Research Methods In Communication3
COM 338Survey of Rhetorical Theory3
COM 342Intercultural Communication3
or COM 345 Nonverbal Communication
Select one Applied Learning course from the following:2-3
Communication Internship I
Communication Internship II
Departmental approved course
COM 444Public Relations Practices1-3
COM 477Client Management & Practices1
COM 481Senior Portfolio 11
Select one of the following:2
Journalism Lab: Newspaper Production
Journalism Lab: Yearbook / Magazine Production
Journalism Lab: Broadcast Production
Public Relations Professional Sequence
JOU 104Introduction to Digital Photography3
JOU 202Reporting for the Media3
JOU 224Web Content and Design3
or JOU 328 Multimedia Authoring
JOU 308Copy Editing3
COM 382Public Relations Writing and Design3
COM 410Organizational Communication3
COM 411Crisis Public Relations & Risk Communication3
or COM 412 Health Communication
COM 415Public Relations Campaigns3

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. No more than one D permitted in major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.