Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Communication - Public Relations, A.A.


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The Associate of Arts degree in Communication (emphasis in public relations) prepares individuals to function in a wide range of public and private sector positions requiring the skills of persuasive communication. Instruction will include communication theory, public relations, persuasion techniques, message/image design, marketing strategy, media and professional writing, public speaking and digital communications. Graduates will be ready to transfer to a four-year university or for entry-level employment in public relations, such as press relations, community or consumer relations, market research, in-house publications, political campaigns, fund raising and volunteer recruitment. Students will develop a portfolio that will exhibit their ability to write press release, news stories and feature articles; to plan and coordinate events; to develop communication and public relations campaigns; and to produce social media campaigns, advertisements, videos and promotional publications. 

Recommended Curriculum


General Education (Minimum 32 Credits)


General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation


3. Relationship with the World


  • Human Behavior (3CR)
  • U.S. and Wyoming constitutions (3CR)
  • Cultural Environment (3CR)

4. General Education Electives (6CR)


  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Note:


The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:


A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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