Nov 28, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024

Public Relations Minor

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The minor in Public Relations (CMPR) situates professional practice within a context of the broader Communication Studies discipline. Interdisciplinary in nature, the minor exposes students to multiple conceptual frameworks while emphasizing applied skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the PR minor, students will be able to:

  1. Create persuasive content using conventions and forms appropriate to a variety of professional and public contexts.
  2. Apply ethical standards to communication practices across multiple contexts.
  3. Demonstrate subject matter knowledge relevant to the field of public relations.
  4. Collaborate effectively in group problem-solving and decision-making situations.
  5. Articulate the relationship among disciplinary subject matter, metrics, and one or more non-academic contexts.


Admission to the minor is competitive and limited. To be admitted to the minor, students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and score competitively on an entrance exam. Students should be aware that completing courses in the minor sequence does not guarantee admission into the minor.

Course Requirements

The minor requires completion of 7 courses for a minimum of 22 semester hours. Some courses do have prerequisites, so students are encouraged to seek academic advising before pursuing the minor. CMST 2900 , CMST 3900 CMST 3910 , and CMST 3920  must be completed with a grade of B or higher. All other courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of C or higher. All courses must be taken in residence at LMU.

Required Courses

Sample Completion Plan

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