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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Public Relations in a Digital World

The Public Relations in a Digital World concentration provides adults learners a foundation in criminal justice theory and practice, with an emphasis on writing and multimedia communications. This program is ideal for adults seeking job opportunities as a public information officer, community relations liaison, or other leadership position.

Program Requirements

The BA in Criminal Justice with Public Relations in a Digital World concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Evening/weekend classes in both traditional (on-campus) and online formats are available.

I. Criminal Justice Major Courses: 36 credit hours

  • CJC 101 The Criminal Justice System
  • CJC 201 Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CJC 202 Criminal Courts
  • CJC 203 Policing
  • CJC 204 Corrections
  • CJC 205 Research Methods

   Select one of the following courses: 3 credit hours

  • CJC 322 Criminal Law
  • CJC 323 Criminal Procedure

   Select one of the following courses: 3 credit hours    

  • CJC 390 Capstone Experience Internship
  • CJC 399 Capstone Course

  Four CJC Electives: 12 credit hours

II. SCPS Requirements: 6 credit hours

  • CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 397 Capstone

III. Concentration

Students may choose one of the following concentrations:

III. Public Relations in a Digital World Concentration

  • COMM 175: Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 200: Communication and New Media
  • COMM 215: Ethics in Communication
  • COMM 210: Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 288: Public Relations in a Digital World (New Course)
  • COMM 318: Public Relations Writing

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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