Public Relations

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

The Public Relations program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university offering programs in public relations, communications, and mass media. The curriculum provides a foundation in liberal arts and a background in communication theory, media writing and public relations. The program will enable students to better understand the role of public relations today in business, government, education and non-profit organizations.

(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
MTH 160 Statistics I OR higher 3
SPC 142 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
COM 109 An Introduction to Public Relations 3
COM 120 Media Literacy 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication 3
ELECTIVE3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
COM 130 Media Writing3
SPC 143 Small Group Communication 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*** 3- 4
ELECTIVE3
Total15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*3
ELECTIVE3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
COM 131 Print Journalism3
COM 270 Media and Society 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
Total17
TOTAL CREDITS62-63

* Recommend ENG 250
** Recommend: HIS 111, HIS 112, POS 110, POS 120, ECO 101, ECO 111 (MTH 104 or equivalent pre-requisite)
*** Recommend laboratory science course

Students planning to transfer to a SUNY college or university must select liberal arts courses that fulfill
SUNY General Education requirements.

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