Academics

The Public Relations Minor requires completion of seven (7) courses for a minimum of 22 credit hours. Some courses do have prerequisites, so students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising before pursuing the minor.

CMST 2900, IDAP 300, IDAP 310, and IDAP 370 must be completed with a grade of “B” or better.  All other courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. All IDAP courses must be taken in residence at LMU.

Required Courses:

  • CMST 2900: Communication Approaches to Public Relations
  • IDAP 300: Principles of Public Relations  
  • IDAP 310: Writing for Public Relations
  • IDAP 370: Strategies for Public Relations                                            
  • IDAP 380: Public Relations Internship                  
  • CMST 3XXX: To be selected from an approved list of CMST courses.*  
  • CMST 3XXX: To be selected from an approved list of CMST courses.*

 *Approved CMST Courses: CMST 3150: Persuasion; CMST 3310: Media & Marketing Communication; CMST 3325: Communication & Healthcare; CMST 3335: Sport & Public Communication; CMST 3350: Nonprofit Communication Campaigns; and CMST 3530: Digital Rhetoric.