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Public Affairs Minor, B.A.; B.S.; B.A.A.

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This minor is also offered via Global Campus/CMU Online.

The Public Affairs Minor is offered by the Department of Journalism and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

The minor brings together courses designed to provide skills and knowledge for the student with a career interest in public affairs communication.

Students may not apply more than 6 hours of coursework from their declared major towards this minor. Internship hours are limited to 3.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 hours)

JRN 202WIWriting for the Mass Media

3(3-0)

JRN 350Public Relations Principles and Practices

3(3-0)

PSC 105Introduction to American Government and Politics

3(3-0)

PSC 261State and Local Government

3(3-0)

Electives (12 hours)

JRN 360Advertising Principles

3(3-0)

JRN 450WIPublic Relations Writing

3(3-0)

JRN 551WICase Studies in Public Relations

3(3-0)

JRN 556Public Relations Seminar

3(3-0)

JRN 559Public Relations Internship

1-4(Spec)

PAD 210Introduction to Public Administration

3(3-0)

PAD 313Public Budgeting Processes

3(3-0)

PSC 320The American Legislative Process

3(3-0)

PSC 327Lobbying and Interest Group Behavior

3(3-0)

PSC 395Internship in Government and Politics

1-12(Spec)

Total: 24 semester hours