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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
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Public Relations Minor

College of Communication and Information Sciences
412 Reese Phifer Hall
(205) 348-7158

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before enrolling in APR 260.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. Due to the APR prerequisite-based curriculum, the minor in public relations takes at least five semesters to complete and requires the successful completion of the following 22 semester hours:

Courses Hours
MC 101 3
JN 150 1
APR 231 3
APR 260 3
APR 320 3
JN 311 3
APR 332 3
APR 415 or APR 419 or APR 432 3
Total 22

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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