May 22, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Communication (B.A.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Communication

 

Location: Music and Mass Communication Bldg., Room 173
Phone: 931-221-7378
Website: www.apsu.edu/communication/index.php

Description of Major

Three concentrations are available to students under the Professional Communication major. Students are offered a wide array of courses leading to successful careers in Corporate Communication, Public Relations and Information Specialist. The skills gained in these concentrations are highly sought after by employers and are valuable in a variety of career paths outside the field of communication. All students majoring in the department must complete the following courses in the general education core: COMM 2045 . A minor is required for all majors and must be from an outside department. Due to accreditation standards, students cannot take COMM courses to count in their minor.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1
Foreign Language 6

Major Core Requirements


Corporate Communication Concentration


Graduates in corporate communication are prepared for careers in advertising, marketing communications, public relations, media management, organizational development, employee relations, consultant and executive areas.

Total Hours 4

Total Hours 24

Total Hours 12

Free Electives


  • Select any courses
Total Hours 12

Minor


  • Select any Minor
Total Hours 18-24

Information Specialist Concentration


The Information Specialist concentration in Mass Communication is offered completely online, and is intended for students seeking information careers in the public or private sectors. Information careers include work for the U.S. Information Agency as information specialists and in the U.S. Military services as public affairs’ officers. Tennessee and other state and municipal government information-based services such as tourism and economic development; and the promotion and publicity functions within nonprofit agencies, chambers of commerce, and general organizations are interested in the training provided by this concentration.

Lower Division Courses


Total Hours 6

Total Hours 18-24

Total Hours 12

Free Electives


  • Select any course
Total Hours 3

Minor


  • Select any Minor
Total Hours 18-21

Public Relations Concentration


Public Relations majors prepare for careers in agencies, corporations, political campaigns, and in a variety of organizational communication settings.

Total Hours 12

Total Hours 18

Total Hours 12

Free Electives


  • Select any course
Total Hours 9-12

Minor


  • Select any Minor
Total Hours 18-21

Total Program Hours 120


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