Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Public Relations

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B.A.
B.S.
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)    
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302    
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.    
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301, 1303, 1307, or 1405

(B.S.) MATH 1303, 1307, or 1405

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

   
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.    
Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.    
Social Science
6
6
     
Total General Studies Hours
48-64
51-58

Public Relations Major:

54

54

Complete the following 14 courses for 42 credit hours:

42

42

ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
COMA 1302 Speech and Interpersonal Communication
COMA 2302 Voice and Articulation
COMA 2330 Introduction to Public Relations
COMA 3301 Nonverbal Communication
COMA 3303 Small Group Communication
COMA 3304 Writing Across Media
COMA 3308 Persuasive Communication
COMA 3317 Contemporary Advertising
COMA 3350 Social Media
COMA 4310 Internship in Communication
COMA 4322 Leadership in Communication(S-L)
COMA 4323 Communication Theory
COMA 4345 Public Relations in the Real Word(S-L)

Complete two of the following allied courses for 6 hours:
6
6
 

MANA 3301 Principles of Management
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing
SOCI 4301 Multicultural Perspectives

Specialization Electives:
6
6
  Complete at least two additional upper-level courses in Communication:
Electives
2-8
8-15
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level credit hours.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED 120 120

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0. 

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Other Communication majors:

Communication: Broadcast Communication

Communication: Communication Theory

Communication: Graphic Design

Accelerated Degrees:

B.A./B.S. Communication (Broadcast/Digital Media)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Communication (Communication Theory)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Communication (Graphic Design)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Communication (Public Relations)/M.A. Communication

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