Public Communications Major

Description: A program that generally prepares individuals to function as workers and managers within communications industries. Includes instruction in business economics; basic management; principles of interpersonal and mediated communications; radio, television, and digital media production; and related aspects of technology and communications systems.

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Public Communications Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Public Communications?

Students who are not afraid of public speaking would be good in this field. Many students have a fear of public speaking, so not everyone is comfortable in this major. This is a field where students will be in constant interaction with people. Public relations people may have to perform "damage control." A student must consider the implications of dealing with people constantly.

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What Courses Do Public Communications Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Public Communications majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Campaign Development
  • Controversy and Negotiation
  • Corporate Public Relations
  • Feature Writing
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Radio/TV/Film
  • Journalism
  • Mass Media
  • Public Communications
  • Radio and TV News
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Small Group Communication
  • Video Production

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