Public Relations and Strategic Communications (Minor)

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The minor in public relations and strategic communications, provides students with professional and academic expertise in areas as diverse as persuasion and campaign communications, public relations, crisis communications, special-events planning, marketing, and professional writing and editing. 

The minor program in public relations and strategic communications provides students with professional and academic expertise in areas as diverse as persuasion and campaign communications, public relations, crisis communications, special-events planning, marketing, and professional writing and editing. Additionally, students refine the presentation skills needed for public and community relations.

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Public Relations and Strategic Communications (Minor)

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor in public relations and strategic communications consists of 18 credit hours (a minimum of 12 must be upper-division). All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better. Credit hours may not be shared between major and minor requirements. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Electives not on course list must be approved by an academic advisor prior to enrollment.
Required Core Courses (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in public relations and strategic communications is open to all ASU undergraduate majors.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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