BS - Public Relations

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    School of Communication and Media

    Public Relations, BS

    Program Information:
    The Public Relations major at Kennesaw State University offers a professionally-focused, marketplace-relevant, and theoretically-rigorous academic program for aspiring public relations communicators throughout Metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. The major offers students a public relations education that includes public relations principles, case study analysis, public relations writing, crisis communication, graphic design for organizational publications, persuasion methods and strategies, and use of social media and other multi-media communication strategies in public relations. Internships and study tours to New York public relations agencies supplement the traditional classroom and online learning settings.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Public Relations degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    This is a gated program. See http://socm.hss.kennesaw.edu/for more information.

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all elective courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. Summer session courses are optional. Taking summer courses may accelerate degree progress.
    5. It is recommended that 15 credit hours of course work is taken every semester to graduate in 4 years. One semester will require 18 credit hours. 
    6. Classes in a minor can fill Related Studies courses.
    7. Free Electives are any course (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum, making a "D" or better.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7571
    http://socm.hss.kennesaw.edu

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours. If entering with 15 credit hours or more, a free elective may be chosen.  
    3
Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take writing test at the end of the semester.
  2. All Area F CO courses must be completed by the end of the third term.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take the entrance exam and apply to SOCM at the beginning of the semester.
  2. MATH 1107 is strongly preferred.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Upper Division Elective COM 3398 (Internship) is recommended.
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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