This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Communication Studies - Public Relations

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
CMM104 Public Speaking3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
DMJ210 Investigating Journalism3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
DMJ230 Journalism 14
CMM315 Introduction to Public Relations3
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
DMJ347 Media Ethics or PHI305 Business Ethics3
CMM316 Public Relations Campaigns3
CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (DIVR)3
Elective - See Note 13
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
DMJ312 Multimedia Copy Editing and Layout3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Upper-division concentration elective - See Note 23
Upper-division elective - See Note 13
Elective - See Note 13
Total15
CourseCredits
CMM353 Theories of Persuasion or BUS326 Consumer Behavior3-4
Upper-division major elective3
Electives - See Note 19
Total15-16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Major Elective or Internship - Note 33
Major Elective - Note 43
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI)3
Elective6
Total15
CourseCredits
CMM317 Social Media and Public Relations3
Major Elective - Note 43
Elective9
Total15

Notes

In lieu of extra electives, students can opt to add a minor or a double concentration in Communication Studies.

Choose one of the following courses:CMM456 Proposals, Plans & Projects, DMJ314 Feature Writing

An internship is optional. A maximum of 3 upper-division internship credits can be applied toward the major as elective credits.

Major electives (students who choose Business courses must meet all agreed-upon prerequisites; students who choose CMM490 must also take CMM491):BUS271 Legal Environment of Business, BUS325 Marketing, BUS346 International Business, CMM354 Communication Research Methods, CMM355 Nonverbal Communication, CMM356 Communication and Dissenting Voices, CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (DIVR), CMM360 Organizational Communication I, CMM450 Negotiation, CMM455 Interpersonal Communication Seminar, CMM490 Internship in Communication, CMM491 Internship Seminar, DMJ221 Introduction to Advertising, DMJ224 Introduction to Media Programming and Management, DMJ300 Photo Journalism 1, DMJ319 Writing for Digital Media, DMJ350 Media Research Methods, DMJ434 Global Media

Total Credits: 121-122