University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

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


Required Courses3
Total Hours6

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 351Principles of Public Relations3
JRNL 270Reporting the News3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete two of the following courses:6
Persuasive Speaking and Criticism
Public Relations Portfolio
Risk, Crisis, and Communication
New Media Skills
Intro Radio/Audio Storytelling
Beginning Video and Photojournalism
First Amendment and Media Law
Social Media and Audience
Ethics & Trends in News Media
Marketing Your Work
Total Hours6
Minimum Required Grade: C-