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Bachelor of Science in Public Relations

The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2016-2018 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Public Relations degree comprises 120 credit hours.

Core Curriculum

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts. 

  • A minimum of 36 and maximum of 42 hours of major-specific coursework as established by the department
  • 3 hours of Rhetoric (see checklist)
  • SDS 306 (Statistics) -- satisfies the core curriculum math requirement. Must be taken in-residence at UT Austin
  • 12 hours of Business courses including MKT 320F or 337
  • A grade of C or better in all Communication coursework

Moody College of Communication requirements


  • Public Relations students may not take more than 60 hours in the College of Communication
  • At least 24 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division


Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for the all degrees from Moody College are:


Students can also fill elective hours by: