May 26, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate 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 major in Communication Studies with a specialization in Public Relations must complete:

Specialized Elective Categories

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

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


Theatre Arts Minor

15 Credits
Students who choose to minor in Theatre Arts can complete it with 15 credits earned through five of the courses listed below. *At least TWO of these courses must be selected from the COMM/MEDA performance selections (246, 262, 263, 282).



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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