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Public Relations

Kristen Hemmings, a senior PR student, won the PRSA Health Academy Scholarship to attend the PRSA International Conference. This photo was taken on a tour of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Program Overview

You will learn research, planning, and communication skills that allow you to establish relationships between an organization and its publics (audiences). You also will develop strategic thinking skills, a global perspective, and an ethical framework that will enable you to quickly advance into a leadership role.

You can bea public relations spokesperson or strategist for corporations, small businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations, or at PR and marketing agencies. You can work in media relations, government relations, employee relations, or investor relations. You can organize special events, be a speechwriter or fundraiser, work in corporate communications and counseling, strategic planning, and crisis communication.

Program Size

Approximately 110 students are enrolled in the sequence. Average class size is 20 students.

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