Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
2007 Catalog
Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Mass Communications (BA) (Public Relations)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

Cr.First SemesterCr.Second Semester
327.110 Mass Communications & Pop Arts327.230 Newswriting
3Free Elective3General Ed. Values, Ethics, Decision-Making
320.101 Composition I3General Education Communications
 or General Education Communications or 20.101 Composition I
390.101 Introduction to Business (Group B)340.121 Principles of Economics I (Group B)
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)
109.100 Optional University Seminar  
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Third SemesterCr.Fourth Semester
397.310 Marketing Principles & Practices397.340 Advertising Management
3Free Elective3General Ed. Quantitative/Analytical Reasoning
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3General Education Group A (Humanities)
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills  
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semester
327.310 Media Law & Ethics327.315 Soc Foundations of the Mass Media
327.251 Public Relations Theory & Practice or 27.398 Research Methods in Mass Comm
3Free Elective327.352 Publicity & Public Relations
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills3Free Elective
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
327.455 Public Relations Cases & Problems327.482 Mass Communications Seminar
127.499 Senior Seminar or 27.497 Internship in Mass Communications
2Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective  
15Total Semester Credits12Total Semester Credits
 TOTAL CREDITS:120 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The sequence of General Education courses is an example only; they may be taken in any order.

Consult advisor for current schedule of department electives.

This sequence requires more free electives than shown on the work program because it includes the

course 90.101 and 40.121 which are required for the major option but also count as Group B courses.

Two of the courses selected for the Major, General Education OR Free Elective must also qualify as

Diversity courses. See list of Diversity Courses and consult advisor.