Minor in Public Relations

Program Contact: Hilary Fussell Sisco 203-582-3682

This minor provides a solid foundation in the principles of public relations and advertising and teaches you to think strategically when crafting a media relations plan. You’ll also learn to write persuasively for a diverse audience.

This program perfectly complements a major in marketing, political science or journalism, but it also can be customized. You will take required courses, such as the Principles Public Relations, and Writing for Strategic Communications, and then select elective courses that focus on your own particular areas of interest, such as sports public relations, international public relations and event planning.

Students wishing to minor in public relations must complete 18 credits.

Public Relations Minor Curriculum

For students whose majors are outside the School of Communications, required minor courses are:

COM 140Storytelling3
STC 101Principles of Public Relations3
STC 201Writing for Strategic Communications3
Select three elective courses from STC courses. Two must be at the 300+ level.9
Total Credits18

For students whose majors are within the School of Communications, required minor courses are:

STC 101Principles of Public Relations3
STC 201Writing for Strategic Communications3
Select four elective courses from STC other than the student’s major. Two of these courses must be at the 300+ level.12
Total Credits18