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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Program

Rodney Troester
170 Irvin Kochel Center
Penn State Erie
Phone: 814-898-6442

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The Certificate in Public Relations offered at Penn State Behrend is designed for communication and business majors who wish to focus their supporting or non-business supporting coursework in a specific professional communication area. The certificate is also designed for working professionals interested in developing their skill-set in public relations. The foundation of the certificate is developed in the Media Writing, Introduction to Public Relations, and Public Relations Media and Methods courses. Students are then allowed to choose one additional advanced course to complete the 12 required hours.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in PUBLIC RELATIONS, a minimum of 12 credits is required.


COMM 315
COMM 370
COMM 471
COMM 472 OR COMM 473


No Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2011

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 11/11/2011



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