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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  Jun 12, 2021
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog

Public Relations, BA

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Contact: Professor Tim Ziaukas, Program Director

The public relations major is built upon a combination of courses in writing, public relations, communication, and business management. Public relations majors are prepared for careers in advertising, business, government, journalism, and public relations.

Degree Requirements

Total credits required for the major: 38

Required minor* variable

Note: Transfer students who have earned a previous degree do not need to complete a minor.

General Education Program Requirements and Electives-Variable

(See General Education Program  and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

*A PR major must declare a minor in one of the following: art, business management, English, international studies, political science, psychology, or sociology. Upon approval, other minors may be used to complete the requirement.

Please be advised

Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Suggested Course of Study

Credits: 30

Second Year

Credits: 29

Third Year

Credits: 30

Fourth Year

Credits: 32


* All PR students must complete two semesters of the one-to-three credit student newspaper course.

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