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

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 COM 240 Communication Inquiry 3
FL 201K 13 3 Math A 8 3
Math A 8 3 Free Elective  12 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 History I C 1 3
COM 230 Intro to Com. 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 & Tech. 3 Philosophy C 5 3
COM 226 Intro to Public Relations 3 Social Science D 7 3
GEP Natural Science B 4 Free Elective 12 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
GEP Addtl.l Breadth Req.
(Math Sci/ Nat Sci/ Engineering)F
3 COM 386 Quant. Comm. Res. Methods 3
GEP Natural Science B 3 Free Elective 12 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 Applications 3 COM 496 Communication Internship9 3
LCP Concentration Elective 9 3 Free Elective 12 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Free Elective 12 3
Free Elective12 3 Free Elective 12 3
Department Elective 10 3 Free Elective 12 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 11 126

Major/Program Footnotes

A minimum COM GPA and Total GPA of 2.0 is required to be eligible for graduation. 

1. History I. Two 200-level courses are required in History, one each from Groups I and II. History I includes: AFS 275 or 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 264, 270, 275, or 276.

2. History II. HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222, 251, or 252.

3. Literature I. ENG 219, 220, 221, or 222, ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*, FL 219, 220, or 222, FLF 301, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, FLG 300, 316, FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, or 293**. 
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or 262. ** Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century. 

4. Literature II. AFS 248, ENG 207, 208, 209, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487; FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407, FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492, FLG 300, 316, 323, FLN 301, 302, 401, FLR 303, 304, FLS 300, 302, 304, 323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492, GRK 320, HON 202, or 293.

5. Philosophy. A 3-hour course in philosophy. Choose from PHI courses on GEP Humanities list.

6. Arts & Letters.
 All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330, 335, 350, 360, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 259, 306, 351, or 353, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310.   

7. Social Science. Four 3-credit courses from 3 different social sciences (9 hrs must be outside the student’s major field of study). Choose 6 hours from GEP Social Science list.

8. Mathematics. 
Two courses (6 credits) chosen from the University GEP Mathematical Sciences list.

9.
 One course must be chosen from the LCP concentration elective list: COM 202, COM 267, COM 307, COM 357, COM 367, COM 392, COM 402, COM 417, COM 421, COM 431, COM 436, COM 441, COM 442, COM 447, COM 451, COM 456, COM 466, COM 467, COM 474, and/or COM 498 (with permission of concentration coordinator).

10. Any COM course not already used to satisfy Departmental requirement EXCEPT ENG 321, ENG 364, ENG 374, COM 200. Students are encouraged to choose this course from the LCP concentration elective list above.

11. 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).

12. Twelve hours of courses taken to fulfill the free elective requirement can be taken as S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory).

13.
 Foreign Languages. a. Students with high school credit or other knowledge of French, German, Latin, or Spanish must take a placement test to determine the appropriate level for their first course. b. Students who place into FL_202 or above have me the language requirement and are eligible to receive 3 hours of advanced placement credit by enrolling in the course into which they are placed and earning a grade of “c-“ or better on the first attempt. c. FL_202 is recommended and will satisfy the Dept. Restricted Elective. FL_ 101 will not count toward graduation unless in a language other than the one used to fill the University’s FL_102 proficiency requirement.

*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.
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.
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) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: History Group I: AFS 275 or 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276; and the Philosophy elective (footnote 5)
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Major requirement in Social Sciences fulfills this GEP requirement (see footnote 7).
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list. 
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
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-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: N/A
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-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: COM 447
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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