Public Relations Undergraduate Certificate

Certificate in Public Relations

The Certificate in Public Relations integrates essential professional skills with contemporary communication theory and research to provide a grounded sequence based on the recommendations of the Public Relations Society of America and the National Communication Association. To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in the designated courses. 

Required Coursework

COMM 1150Introduction to Public Relations3
COMM 3358Communication in Public Relations3
COMM 3360Media and Health Communication3
COMM 3370Social Media in Public Relations3
COMM 4100Communication Campaigns3
COMM 4199Applied Strategic Communication3
or COMM 4950 Internship in Applied Communication
Elective Coursework (minimum of 6 credit hours required):6
Introduction to Mass Communication
Communication Theory
Communication in the Organization
Effective Communication in the Organization: Tools for Leadership
Persuasive Communication
Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Communication
Research Methods in Communication I
Special Topics in Communication
Total Hours24

For more information on this certificate, please contact the Department of Communication’s Public Relations Sequence Coordinator.