Feb 20, 2024  

Public Relations - Journalism and Broadcasting/Public Relations Emphasis, A.A.

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Public relations students learn about the management of information techniques used to establish and maintain a positive public image for an individual, product or company. Students learn broadcasting production, specifically radio, television and multimedia techniques, writing and speaking skills and strategies, and the advertising and marketing appeals utilized in public relations campaigns. Associate degrees in Journalism and Broadcasting prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. After graduating, students may find career opportunities in teaching, broadcasting or advertising, or as a consultant or a public relations practitioner. Areas of emphasis are also available in broadcasting and journalism.

Program Notes

Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

*16-week course offered during two 8-week terms

Course Grouping

*Requires Prerequisite ECON 2123 

Major Courses

(12 Credit Hours)
Journalism and Broadcasting

General Education Courses

(40 Credit Hours)
Political Science

Social Sciences


  • Humanities Electives 6 Credit Hours
Sciences **

One of the science courses must include a lab component.

  • General Education Biological Science 3-4 Credit Hours
  • General Education Physical Science 3-4 Credit Hours

Life Skills Courses

(1 credit hour)

Support Courses

(8 Credit Hours)

  • Any DMD course 3 Credit Hours
Support Electives

  • Any course or courses of the student’s choosing - a modern language is recommended 5 Credit Hours

Term 2

Term 3

Term 5

  • BIO - Biological Science 3-4 Credit Hours
  • DMD - Digital Media Design 3 Credit Hours

Term 6

Term 9

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