Public Affairs (California State University - Long Beach)

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    California State University - Long Beach

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    USD 30,403

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Program Description

The department of journalism at California State University, Long Beach offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a specialization in public relations. This degree is great for any student who is interested in pursuing work in communications, marketing, and other versatile fields. It also includes coursework in public affairs for students who want to pursue public and government work.

The degree requires 120 credits for completion, including 39 credits of upper division courses in journalism. The degree also requires nine credits of lower division journalism courses. Some of the required courses include Media Design, Written Communication for Public Relations Professionals, Research Methods for Journalism, and Public Relations Case Studies.

While working on the degree, students can also enroll in internship opportunities relevant to public relations. Like most other undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a public relations emphasis can typically be finished within four years if students follow the prescribed degree plan for the program.

About School

Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...

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