Communication: Public Relations, B.S. Sample Degree Map

The Communication: Public Relations, B.S. degree teaches students how individuals and organizations can establish, maintain and strengthen relationships between organizations and the publics they serve. The curriculum focuses on the theoretical and professional skills necessary to effectively communicate and mediate the goals of an organization and those of the organization’s publics. The emphasis on ethics, campaign design, management and the production of messages for targeted publics prepares the students to serve as communication advocates in a variety of professional and civic settings.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 199 Communication Orientation 1
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3
COMM 105 Public Speaking 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 222 Principles of Public Relations 3
COMM xxx Elective 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective 3
 
TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 244 Intro to Social Media 3
COMM 322 Public Relations Writing 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 323 Communication Research Methods 3
COMM xxx Elective 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 344 Public Relations Case Analysis 3
COMM xxx Elective 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM xxx Elective 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 424 International Public Relations 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 422 Public Relations Campaigns 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 2
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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