The University of Professional Studies, Accra, has renamed its Department of Public Relations to the Department of Communication Studies.
The renaming of the Public Relations Department, which was under the Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies, was approved by the Academic Board of the University.
According to management of the University, the renaming is to make room for the introduction of new programmes including:
MBA in Corporate Communications and an undergraduate programme in Online, Print and Broadcast (radio & television) Journalism as well as digital communications.
“The approval comes on the back of the vision of the Department to run additional programmes in Media and Communication Studies. At present, a programme document has been developed for MBA in Corporate Communications which when approved by the National Accreditation Board, will be rolled out soon,” a statement from the school reads
Acting Head of the Department of Communication Studies, Dr Theodora Dame Adjin-Tettey, explains that the name change was important “to meet the demands of the market place”
“Our new programmes will be uniquely designed so our graduates acquire the requisite skills to thrive in the ever-evolving media and communications landscape”, she added.