This program of study is recommended for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism or public relations. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor for recommended courses to take and specific transfer requirements.
Graduates of the Communication/Public Relations and Journalism Concentration will be able to:
Apply communication theory
Develop and execute basic public relations plans
Communicate with diverse audiences
Execute varied communication techniques
Explain how public relations supports organizations and individuals
General Education Courses (31 Credits)
The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.
Sequence of Study - Communication/Public Relations and Journalism Concentration A.A.
Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.
1-credit course (if needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits) 1 Credit (Program Requirement)
Total: 16 Credits
Program Total: 60 Credits
Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.
Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:
Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.