Bachelor of Science in Public Relations

2018 - 2020 Catalog 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)
  • PR 309-- satisfies the core curriculum math requirement. Must be taken in-residence at UT Austin
  • J 317
  • 12 hours of Business courses including MKT 320F or 337
  • A grade of C- or better in all Communication coursework, unless otherwise specified
  • Students must complete ADV 318J with a grade of at least B.

Moody College of Communication requirements

Enrollment

  • 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

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

  • Bring a student's total hours to 120
  • Electives frequently taken by Communication students
  • Students can also fill elective hours by declaring a minor. Students may declare only one minor or certificate to supplement their Moody major(s) and must declare their minor/certificate intentions before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.

2020 – 2022 Catalog 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
  • PR 309-- satisfies the core curriculum math requirement. Must be taken in-residence at UT Austin
  • J 317
  • 12 hours of Business courses including MKT 320F or 337
  • A grade of C- or better in all Communication coursework, unless otherwise specified
  • Students must complete ADV 318J with a grade of at least B. 

Moody College of Communication requirements 

  • Foreign Language and Culture
  • 6 hours of Communication Foundations: COM 301E and COM 302E, taken in fall semester of first and second years of enrollment. 

Enrollment 

  • 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 

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 all degrees from Moody College are: 

Electives 

  • Bring a student's total hours to 120
  • Electives frequently taken by Communication students
  • Students can also fill elective hours by declaring a minor. Students may declare only one minor or certificate to supplement their Moody major(s) and must declare their minor/certificate intentions before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.