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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 credit hrs.)

  • COMS 110 - Strategic Messaging (three credit hrs.)
  • COMS 200 - Strategic Communication Research (three credit hrs.)
  • COMS 340 - Event Planning and Public Relations (three credit hrs.)
  • COMS 382 - Public Relations Principles (three credit hrs.)
  • COMS 482 - Public Relations Campaigns (three credit hrs.)


Electives (six credit hrs.)

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

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


For course lists and program requirements please refer to the undergraduate catalog.