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Student networking as part of her Public Relations Concentration at Curry CollegeStudents interested in a Public Relations/Corporate Communication concentration have a rich and diverse field to study.

The Curry College Public Relations/Corporate Communication concentration prepares future communication professionals in strategic planning, effective oral and written communication, leadership and conflict resolution, and management of the communication function in a wide variety of for-profit and nonprofit settings. These careers deliver highly competitive financial and advancement opportunities.

Course Requirements and Information

Required Courses:

COM 2100 Managerial Communication
COM 2790 Principles of Public Relations
COM 2800 Publicity Techniques
COM 2180 Leadership Communication


In addition, choose three  of the following courses:

PUBLIC RELATIONS:

COM 2769/AC 2769 Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing
COM 2900 Multimedia Journalism
COM 3440 Public Relations Case Studies
COM 3430 Corporate Social Responsibility


CORPORATE COMMUNICATION:

COM 2112 Conflict Management
COM 2130 Nonverbal Communication
COM 3040 Persuasion
COM 3015 Advanced Public Speaking
COM 3010 Small Group Discussion

Required:

COM 2790 Principles of Public Relations
COM 2800 Publicity Techniques
COM 2900 Multimedia Journalism
COM 3440 Public Relations Case Studies


Choose  one of the following:

COM 2150 Health Communication
COM 3040 Persuasion
COM 3050 Crisis Communications
COM 3506 Media Law and Ethics


Choose  one of the following:

COM 2769 Desktop Publishing: Adobe InDesign
AC 2768 HTML and Design

Required Courses:

COM 2010 Public Speaking
COM 2100 Managerial Communication
COM 2180 Leadership Communication
COM 2790 Principles of Public Relations
COM 3040 Persuasion


Choose two of the following (6 credits):

COM 2112 Conflict Management
COM 2130 Nonverbal Communication
COM 2320 Effective Listening
COM 3010 Small Group Discussion
COM 3015 Advanced Public Speaking

Upon completion of the Public Relations/Corporate Communication concentration, students will be able to:

  • Effectively apply leadership and management principles in the organizational settings that fit their career aspirations
  • Create a personal understanding and development of a code of ethics, preparing them to apply ethical and legal judgment in their careers
  • Develop and successfully practice effective listening, small group, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Achieve a level of confidence in persuasive and motivational presentations and written communication

All Communication majors must declare a concentration by the time they reach the end of their third semester (must have earned a minimum of 40 credits). A student who has an interest and/or career goals in a specific area of communication may pursue a concentration in that area. Suggested course groupings for each specific concentration are listed in their respective areas. Students may use appropriate courses, among the courses required for the major, to meet the requirements for a specific concentration.

Students who are unable to complete a concentration will graduate as a Communication generalist.

Students who have a career interest in an area not included in our concentrations may choose to pursue an Individually Initiated Concentration, and will work with a faculty advisor to craft the necessary selection of courses.

Concentration Areas with Advisors:

Communication Studies - Professor Barrett

Film - Professor Ritch

Multimedia Sports Journalism - Professor Gibbs

Public Relations/Corporate Communication -  Professor Wrigley/Professor Sinnott

Radio/Audio Production - Professor Frank

Television/Digital Video - Professor Gibbs

Theatre - Professor Holbrook

Video Game Studies - Professor MacDougall

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We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.