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Public Relations

Public relations is an excellent track for students who want to develop professional communication skills and the expertise needed to facilitate mutual understanding among groups and institutions. Loyola's program offers a strong foundation in media, internal and external relations. Graduates excel in roles within businesses, government, hospitals, education, nonprofit and religious institutions. Contact the sequence chair, Dr. Cathy Rogers, at for more information.  

The public relations track includes the following curriculum:

Required courses:

  • CMMN A250 Journalism (formerly Beginning Reporting)
  • CMMN A260 Introduction to Layout & Design
  • CMMN A316 Public Relations
  • CMMN A317 Writing for Public Relations
  • CMMN A326 Research in Advertising and PR
  • CMMN A334 Strategic Problem Solving in Advertising and PR
  • CMMN A418 PR Capstone: PR Cases & Campaigns or A419 Advanced PR Campaigns

Choose two from the following:

  • CMMN A265 Photography
  • CMMN A266 Videography
  • CMMN A310 Advertising
  • CMMN A335 Strategic Event Planning and Promotions
  • CMMN A360 Advanced Layout & Design
  • CMMN A354 Feature Writing
  • CMMN A400 Theories of Mass Communication
  • CMMN A451 Media & the American Courts
  • CMMN A410 Nonprofit Communication
  • CMMN A455 Media & Gender
  • CMMN A475 Environmental Communication

Plus one communication elective

Communication majors are limited to 40 credit hours in mass communication courses. A grade of C or better is required in all courses that are prerequisites to advanced courses.