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Journalism/Public Relations

Students in the public relations sequence at A&M - Commerce complete skills courses in news writing, design, and layout, editing ethics, law and media history, then specialize with junior and senior-level courses in public relations principles, writing fundamentals for public relations, case studies in the field, public relations campaigns, advertising and marketing. In the campaigns class, students undertake a project for a client off or on campus. Speakers from businesses, corporations, non-profits, and media firms visit classes to interact with students and explore the many specialty fields within the profession of public relations.

Majors in this sequence must have a minor. Many students consider marketing or other subjects in The College of Business and Technology or humanities fields such as psychology, sociology, photography, literature and languages. Requirements for the minor and major are listed in the Catalog.

PR majors and minors are encouraged to work for the print and online editions of The East Texan, www.theeasttexan.com, the student newspaper, to gain writing experience. Or, students also may gain experience working for on-campus organizations or offices such as Student Government and Marketing Communications. An internship is required.