School of Journalism
Cary Greenwood, program coordinator
The public relations program helps students prepare for positions in public relations agencies, public relations and corporate communications departments, governmental public affairs departments, employee relations departments, and non -profit agencies.
Areas covered include strategic communications, media relations, corporate communications, crisis communications, entertainment public relations, healthcare public relations, international public relations, and research methods.
Students in public relations may choose the general program or a specialty in the recording industry; both programs require 37-39 credits. By the junior year, students should choose two minors, and one should be in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business. With permission of the advisor or the director of the School of Journalism, a student may replace the 15 hours in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business with a minor in the basic or applied sciences or a minor in the liberal arts and sciences.