Public Relations Certificate

The certificate in Public Relations develops participants’ knowledge and skills related to strategic communication and prepares students for careers in public relations specialties.  

Classes are offered in both traditional classroom and online formats.  Courses will be scheduled online frequently enough to complete the requirements for the certificate over a two-year period online.   

Post-secondary Certificate - Public Relations

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Summary

Required Courses

6

Electives

6

Total Hours

12


Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COMX 351

Principles of Public Relations

3

JRNL 270

Reporting the News

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

COMX 343

Persuasive Speaking and Criticism

COMX 352

Public Relations Portfolio

COMX 424

Risk and Crisis Communication

JRNL 140A

Intro to Radio/Audio Storytelling

JRNL 257A

Beginning Video and Photojournalism

JRNL 300

First Amendment and Media Law

JRNL 332

Social Media and Audience

JRNL 400

Ethics and Trends in News Media

JRNL 433

Marketing Your Work

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-