Jan 29, 2023  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, Public Relations Specialization, B.S.

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Jason Zalinger, Ph.D., Program Director

Bachelor of Science

General Liberal Arts and Sciences  
General Education Requirements 60 Credits
Major Concentration  
Communication Studies/Public Relations Specialization 42 Credits
Open Electives 18 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the Communication Studies/specialization in Public Relations major must complete:

Specialized Elective Categories

In addition, students who choose the Communication Studies/Specialization in Public Relations major must select four courses (twelve credits) in any combination from these four Specialized Elective Categories.

Other options include COMM 295 Topics in Communication Studies  and COMM 397 Independent Study .  


With approval from the Program Director, other specialization electives may be substituted based on the student’s career interests. Up to nine credits in internships may be earned by a student majoring in communication studies.

* This is the Core Course for the Communication Studies Program. All Communication Studies majors must take this course at a registered campus. This course cannot be substituted. 

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