Communication B.A. with a Concentration in Public Relations

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements22
Public Relations Concentration Requirements24
Total Units120

Communication Major Core Requirements

Lower Division
COMM-130Introduction to Communication3
COMM-220Elements of Storytelling3
COMM-258Christianity and Artistic Culture3
COMM-273Visual Technology3
COMM-290Intro to Interpersonal Communication3
Upper Division
COMM-413Preparing for Post Graduation1
COMM-464CMedia Criticism 13
Total Units22

Public Relations Concentration Requirements

COMM-333Small Group Leadership3
COMM-364Organizational Communication3
COMM-378PR: Corp Comm, Information, and Mgmt3
COMM-380PR: Corp Comm, Projects, and Campaigns3
or COMM-443 Crisis Communication
Select a minimum of nine units of the following:9
Communication Theory and Research
Graphic Design
Creative Process-Theory and Practice
Nonverbal Communication
Social Media
Computer Mediated Communication
Professional Communication
Special Topic:
Digital Writing and Design
Principles of Marketing
Total Units24

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Communication.

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
COMM-220 Elements of Storytelling 3
COMM-130 Introduction to Communication 3
Year 1 Term 2
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
COMM-290 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 2 Term 1
MATH-PLCRMath Core Req Data Or Stats 3
COMM-258 Christianity and Artistic Culture 3
COMM-273 Visual Technology 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 2 Term 2
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
HSPS-PLHDHistory Political Science Placeholder 3
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLUD3BUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
Year 3 Term 1
NSCI-PHCRScience Lecture/Lab 4
COMM-450 Internship 1-6
COMM-333 Small Group Leadership 3
COMM-364 Organizational Communication 3
COMM-378 PR: Corp Comm, Information, and Mgmt 3
Year 3 Term 2
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
COMM-PLPLCR3Communication/Persuasion Requirement 3
COMM-380 PR: Corp Comm, Projects, and Campaigns 3
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-413 Preparing for Post Graduation 1
Year 4 Term 1
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
COMM-PLUDC3Communication Upper Division Elective 3U 3
COMM-PLHD9General Elective 9 Units 9
Year 4 Term 2
COMM-464C Media Criticism 3
COMM-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLHD3BGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLHD3CGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
ELCT-PLHD1Elective Course 1 Unit 1
 Total Units118-123