With courses in such areas as Photojournalism, Public Relations Case Study, Media Law, and Organizational Communication, students learn how businesses and organizations communicate effectively. Students the apply this knowledge and hone their skills through hands-on projects at BHSU and throughout the region.
Every business and organization is involved with Public Relations, and careers can be found in a number of fields. Some students choose to work in advertising, while others find employment with media outlets, and a few become public information officers.
The Public Relations program at BHSU offers:
- Internships with local, regional, or national organizations.
- Opportunities to participate in a number of campus organizations, such as the student-run newspaper, radio, and TV stations.
- Highly motivated faculty with real-world experience
- A Public Relations Club that provides practical experiences outside of the classroom
Public Relations Emphasis Requirements
Emphasis in Public Relations
3 - MCOM 151 Intro to Mass Communication (gen ed)
3 - MCOM 161 Graphic Communication
3 - MCOM 210 Basic Newswriting
3 - MCOM 220 Introduction to Digital Media
3 - MCOM 373 Public Relations Case Study
3 - MCOM 430 Media Law
3 - MCOM 452 Mass Media Issues
3 - MCOM 475 Public Relations
3 - MCOM 494 Internship
3 - SPCM 410 Organizational Communication
3 - SPCM 434 Small Group Communication
3 - Take one of the following:
3 - BADM 370 Marketing
3 - MCOM 317 News Gathering
3 - MCOM 351 Web Design
6 - Take one of the following course combinations:
3 - MCOM 221 Audio Productions and
3 - MCOM 331 Video Production
3 - MCOM 328 Advertising Media Communications and
3 - MCOM 261 Intermediate Desktop Publishing
3 - MCOM 265 Basic Photography and
3 - MCOM 266 Photojournalism