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Public Relations & Event Planning Minor

Students who pursue the public relations and event planning minor will learn how to write and produce public relations materials including news releases, media kits and fundraising proposals. Students will gain an understanding of different social media techniques and their application in public relations practices.


Core Requirements 15

  • COMS 110 - Strategic Messaging 3 
  • COMS 200 - Strategic Communication Research 3 
  • COMS 340 - Event Planning and Public Relations 3 
  • COMS 382 - Public Relations Principles 3 
  • COMS 482 - Public Relations Campaigns 3


Electives 6

Choose two courses (six hours) from the list below: 

  • COMS 300 - Strategic Organizational Leadership 3 
  • COMS 310 - Professional Presentations and Speech Writing 3 
  • COMS 333 - Social Media and Community 3 
  • COMS 350 - Communication, Culture and Diversity 3 
  • COMS 370 - Communication and Health 3 
  • COMS 383 - Facilitating Team Communication 3 
  • COMS 400 - Interviewing 3 
  • COMS 405 - Communication Issue Management 3 
  • COMS 420 - Analysis of Persuasion 3

TOTAL MINOR REQUIREMENTS 21

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.

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