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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communications, Public Relations Concentration, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts in Communications (120 units)

The Communications major totals 36 units: 9 units of core requirements; and 27 units in a chosen concentration. In addition, 12 units of collateral upper-division coursework in other departments are required. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better. A minimum of 72 units must be taken outside of Communications, and student must meet the university General Education requirements.

Communications Core

All students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, regardless of concentration or emphasis, must fulfill these required courses.

Public Relations Concentration

Writing Requirements

All communications majors must satisfy both departmental and university writing requirements. For the department Writing Requirement, each concentration requires one or more writing courses. Consult an adviser or concentration checklist.

University Writing Requirement: The coursework portion of the university’s upper-division baccalaureate writing requirement for communications majors may be met by satisfactory completion of any one of COMM 301 , COMM 334 , COMM 335 , COMM 351 , COMM 362 , COMM 371 , COMM 435 , COMM 436 , COMM 438T  or COMM 471 . Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in the course that is used to fulfill the university’s upper-division writing requirement.

Internship Requirements

The Department of Communications has always recognized the beneficial attributes of an internship. Students intern at sites in Orange and Los Angeles counties, as well as at national and international sites. Students must meet the following prerequisites to meet the internship requirement:

  • Communications major
  • Senior standing 2.25 GPA cumulative and CSUF
  • Specific prerequisites for each area of concentration - which are not to be taken concurrently with the internship. They include:

Total (120 units)

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