Communication (BA): Public Relations (16COMBA-16COMPR)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 COM 240 Communication Inquiry 3
FL 2018 3 Math A
3
Math A
3 Free Elective 9 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 History I C 1 3
COM 230 Intro to
Communication Theory
3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
17 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 250 Communication & Technology 3 Philosophy C 5 3
COM 226 Intro to Public Relations 3 Social Science D 7 3
GEP Natural Science B 4 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science D 7 3 ENG 316 Principles of News
and Article Writing
3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 316 Comm. Techniques
for Public Relations
3 COM 346 Case Studies
in Public Relations.
3
Additional Breadth
(Math Sci/ Nat Sci/ Engineering)F
3 COM 386 Quant. Comm. Res. Methods 3
Natural Science B 3 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science 7 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature II 4 3 Social Science 7 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 476 Public Relations Campaigns 3 COM 496 Communication Internship 3
Public Relations Elective 3 Free Elective 9 12
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3
Free Elective9 3
Department Elective 14 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 15, 16
123-124
Major/Program Footnotes

  1. History I – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western).
  2. History II – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture).
  3. Literature I – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century).
  4. Literature II – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language).
  5. Philosophy – Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list.
  6. Arts and Letters –One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
  7. Social Sciences – Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  8. Foreign Language – Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination.
  9. Free Electives – Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
  10. Two 3-credit courses must be taken from the approved Concentration Theory Requirement list.
  11. One 3- credit course must be taken from the approved Concentration Research Methods list.
  12. One 3- credit course must be taken from the approved Concentration Competencies list.
  13. Four 3-credit courses must be taken from the approved Concentration Specialization List.
  14. Department Elective – Any COM course not already used to satisfy departmental requirement, excluding COM 296.
  15. Twelve credit hours of IORC Concentration courses must be completed at the 300/400 level. A minimum of 6 credits must be completed at the 400 level.
  16. All COM courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher even if taken as free electives, EXCEPT COM 437 and COM 496 (taken for S/U credit only).

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at  https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: College  History I and Philosophy requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  College Social Science requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
    Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or  X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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