Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Public Relations (Minors) (PBLCRELMIN)The Media School

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


This minor provides students outside The Media School a fuller understanding of the PR profession and the opportunity to apply strategic communication skills to their specific fields of study. Students will learn the intricacies of the PR practice in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors as well as the process of researching, planning, and implementing strategic communication campaigns for a wide range of clients.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. PR Foundations.
    1. Principles of Public Relations. One (1) course:
    2. Professional Writing. One (1) course:
      • BUS-C 204 Business Communication
    3. Public Relations Planning and Research. One (1) course:
    4. Public Relations Writing. One (1) course:
  2. PR Application. Six (6) credit hours:
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.