PUBLIC RELATIONS
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Visual and Performing Arts

CIP Code: 09.0902

MCC Program Code: PR01

NYSED Code (BRI): 31875

NYSED Code (DCC): 31876

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Admissions
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Description

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)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Describe the field of public relations
2) Describe the history of public relations from colonial America through contemporary society
3) Analyze the current issues and trends in the field of public relations
4) Design a public relations plan.
5) Analyze and assess award-winning public relations campaigns
6) Identify various tools of public relations practice
7) Prepare and edit a press release

Employment Potential

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Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance

Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or MTH 104 at MCC).


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
ELECTIVE*3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
COM 130 Media Writing3
SPC 143 Small Group Communication 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3- 4
ELECTIVE3
Total15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION HUMANITIES OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE3
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
** Recommended: HIS 111, HIS 112, POS 110, POS 120, ECO 101, ECO 111 (MTH 104 or equivalent pre-requisite)



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