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Bachelor of Science in Public Relations

The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2014-2016 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. 

Major requirements

  • 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
  • A grade of C or better in all Communication coursework

College of Communication requirements

Enrollment

  • Public Relations students may not take more than 48 hours in the College of Communication
  • At least 24 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division

Flags

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:

Electives

Students can also fill elective hours by

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