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Public Relations Major

Public Relations Major

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Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.

Program Requirements: Public Relations is a minimum 60 credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.

WR 121 is a prerequisite course for this major

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
PRLS 201Intro to Public Relations3
PRLS 211Public Relations Techniques3WR 121 or equivalent
PRLS 301Writing and Production for Public Relations [UWR] 4PRLS 201 and PRLS 211
PRLS 311Public Relations Cases and Campaigns4PRLS 201 and PRLS 211
BA 312Principles of Marketing4
COM 325Intercultural Communication [AEH, DPD]4
PRLS 401Public Relations on Social Media4PRLS 301
PRLS 490Legal and Ethical Problems in Public Relations [UWR] 4PRLS 301
PRLS 498Practicum2
PRLS 499Capstone3

Select 25 credits from the following list, at least 14 of those credits must be upper-division

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
COM 111Interpersonal Communication [GTW]3
PSY 201General Psychology [SSC]4
PSY 202General Psychology [SSC]4PSY 201
SOC 204General Sociology [DPD,SSC,UWR]5
SOC 205General Sociology:Problems [SSC]5
COM 211Small Group Communication3
COM 215Conflict Management [AEH, UWR]3
WR 222Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
COM 225Foundations of Digital Media [APC]4
STAT 243Elementary Statistics [SMI]4MATH 095 or MATH 095A & 095B
COM 260Foundation of Mass Media4
BA 225Business Communications [UWR]4WR 121
SOC 327Intro to Social Research [UWR]5SOC 204 & 205
WR 230News Writing [UWR] T4WR 121 or equivalent
BA 321Principles of Management4
WR 330Digital Rhetoric [UWR]3Junior or Senior standing
POLS 340Politics and Media [SSC, UWR]5
COM 345Advertising Principles & Practice4
MKT 346Digital Marketing Social Media Strategies4BA 312
WR 351Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years]4At least Junior standing
COM 355Organizational Communication [SSC]4
PSY 360Principle Social Psychology5PSY 201, 202
COM 452Advanced New Media4COM 125 or COM 252
BA 461Organizational Behavior4BA 321

Total credits required for major: 60

EPCC major creation May 2021 – Fall 2022 start term