Public Relations

Major(s)

Public Relations (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

This major is designed for students who wish to enter public relations, employee relations, and other related fields.

Major requirements (60 hours):

Note: six hours may double count in General Education requirements.

  1. Specific General Education requirements: COM 115(3), PSY 121(3).
  2. Departmental requirements (21 hours): COM 115(3), 205(3), 209(3), 210(3), 328(3), 336(3), 350(3).
  3. Public relations requirements (18 hours): COM 309(3), 379(3), 439(3), 459(3), 509(3) or 519(3); DES 300(3).
  4. Communication production, writing, and advocacy: JRN 270(3); and 12 hours from COM 322(3), 469(3), 479(3), 495(3), 550(3), 566(3); JRN 370(3), 374(3), 375(3), 381(3), 384(3); MED 290(3); 345(3) or 365(3); 355(3), 381(3), 390(3); ENG 321(3), 373(3), AGC 293(3), 303(3), 333(3).
  5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of COM 509(3) or 519(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accelerated graduate program in Communication

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Communication program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Professional Studies

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Professional Studies program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.