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Students will master fundamental knowledge and abilities associated with the publishing industry and gain a clear understanding of the career paths and opportunities in the field. Courses taught will cover the necessary skills, operations and laws associated with the publishing industry. 
Publishing Major (30 credit hours)

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PUB 2000   The Publishing Process
PUB 2500   Copyright and Publishing Law
ENW 3680  Writing and Editing (ENG 1010 Prerequisite)
COM 2340  Business & Professional Communication (COM 1100 Prerequisite)
PRL 2710   Social Media Marketing and Public Relations

Based on their career interests, Publishing majors have the opportunity to select the Editorial track or Marketing & Publicity track. In addition, students must complete two internships, which will only further enhance their resume and portfolio of work.

Editorial Track (15 credit hours)

PUB 3000  Copyediting
PUB 3010  Fiction Editing
PUB 3020  Non-Fiction and Technical Editing
PUB 4000  Internship I
PUB 4010  Internship II


Marketing & Publicity Track (15 credit hours)

PUB 3300  The Business of Publishing
MKT 3210  Marketing I
PUB 3310  Media Relations and Branding
PUB 4300  Internship I
PUB 4310  Internship II

Click here for course descriptions from the undergraduate catalog.