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Academic Program Guide


Public Relations


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Public Relations Major is a limited-access major. Acceptance into the School of Communication is competitive and occurs once a year in the spring semester to begin the following summer or fall semester. For complete information regarding admission requirements and the application, see http://comm.cci.fsu.edu.

Mapping Coordinator: Zachary Reddick
Email: zachary.reddick@cci.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC11013
MAC11053
GE History3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.8
Term 2 hrs
ENC21353
STA2023 or STA21223
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
First Language proficiency course3-4
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.9
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course (MAC1105) ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
Second Language Proficiency course3-4
GE Core Social Science3
Multicultural “X” or “Y”3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 3
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course (STA2023 or STA2122) ( ≥ C minus )
See Academic Advisor in Communication
Term 4 hrs
Third Language Proficiency course3-4
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Computer Competency3
Minor Course/Elective3
Milestones 4
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Apply to School by 1st business day in Feb., no later than 5:00pm to School of Communication
Complete 52 hours and General Education Math & English
Complete E-Series course
Term 5 hrs
PUR30003
PUR39301
PUR31003
COM31103
Minor Course3
Milestones 5
Complete PUR3100
Complete COM3110
Complete COM3310
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 6 hrs
PUR30023
ADV30083
Comm Elective course (see list)3
SPC2608 (Oral Communication Competency)3
Elective course3
Milestones 6
Complete PUR3002
Complete SPC2608
Complete 1st Scholarship In Practice Course
Complete Pre-Graduation Checks
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Summer hrs
PUR4940(Faculty approved Internship)6-9
Term 7 hrs
ADV33523
Comm Elective course (see list)3
Minor Course3
Elective course3
Elective course3
Milestones 7
See Academic Advisor
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 8 hrs
PUR46003
SPC46053
Elective/Minor course3
Elective/Minor course3
Elective/Minor course3
Milestones 8
FSU GPA ≥3.0
Complete 2nd Scholarship in Practice course
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Layout Coordinator, Benefits manager, Lobbyist, Account Manager, Employee Service/welfare manager, Public Relations manager, Creative Director, Fundraiser, Marketing Researcher, Market Research Analyst, Labor Relations Consultant, Media Relations Coordinator, Production Department Assistant, Marketing Researcher, Promotions Worker, Project Manager, Personnel Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Promotional Manager, Publicity Director, Writer

Representative Employers: Advertising Agencies/Departments, Marketing Departments, Publishing Companies, Consulting Firms, News and Information Offices, Radio/Television/Cable Companies, Corporate Communications Offices, Newspapers, Theatres, Government Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Universities, Lobby Organizations, Public Relations Firms, Video Production Companies, Human Resources Departments, Personnel Departments, Training Departments

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University



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