From the first public relations course to walking across the stage at graduation, it is a hands-on experience at Loras. Every class combines traditional and experiential learning.
In COM 201: Principles of Public Relations, students create their own non-profit organization and plan an entire fundraising event for the organization’s cause. From the venue to the party favors, YOU plan it all just as a PR professional would. In COM 190: Communication Theory, students examine the theoretical foundations in which Public Relations is grounded. COM 351: Advanced PR Writing challenges students to explore and create digital and social media messages through the public relations lense. This teaches students content strategy to create a professional presence for a client.
The hands-on experience a Loras Public Relations student gains in just four years in their classes is a proven formula to turn a college student in to a professional in the workforce.
COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication
COM-190: Communication Theory
COM-201: Principles of Public Relations
COM-202: PR Writing
COM-204: Organizational Communication
COM-264: Desktop Publishing
COM-351: Advanced PR Writing
COM-454: Public Relations Case Studies
COM-485: Communication Research
COM-490: Public Relations Senior Seminar- PJ
Plus one additional COM elective
BUS-240: Introduction to Marketing
BUS-370: Advertising/Marketing Communications
42 total required credits
Check out our Public Relations Four Year Plan
or a Public Relations Four Year Plan with a Study Abroad Option
OFFICIAL UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN CORE CURRICULUM
and course descriptions