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School of
Journalism
2000-2002
Academic Bulletin

School of Journalism
Ernie Pyle Hall 
940 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7108
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School of Journalism
Information and Communications Complex(IT)
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-5320
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The Certificate in Public Relations

Indianapolis Campus

The Certificate in Public Relations serves students not majoring in Journalism by providing a coherent program of study. This certificate also provides the student's current or prospective employer with tangible evidence of a student's training in public relations. The certificate program is of interest to students in a wide variety of fields.

The Certificate in Public Relations is also beneficial to working professionals who are either currently in the public relations field or are considering a career change to public relations and desire formal credentials.

Students in good academic standing at Indiana University, Indianapolis Campus, who are not majoring in journalism or telecommunications are eligible to apply to the certificate program. Students must file an application with the School of Journalism.

To be considered for admission, students must have completed 26 credit hours with a minimum 2.20 cumulative grade point average (FX and WF will be calculated as F), including:

  • J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications (with a grade of C- or better)
  • English Composition (with a grade of C- or better or exemption)
  • One fundamental skills mathematics course or exemption (M118 recommended)
Required courses for the certificate include:
  • J100 Computer Methods for Journalism
  • J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • J200 Reporting, Writing and Editing I
  • J201 Reporting, Writing and Editing II
  • J210 Visual Communication
  • J300 Communications Law
  • J319 Introduction to Public Relations
  • J410 Media as Social Institutions
  • In addition, two of the following three courses must be taken:
    J428 Public Relations Management
    J429 Public Relations Campaigns
    J460 Research Skills in Public Relations
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