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Public Relations

Students enrolled in the public relations major develop their writing skills, refine their public speaking skills, learn to conduct research, and study strategic communication. These valuable skills enable graduates to build mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and the groups that support them. The Department of English and Public Relations oversees the public relations major, a student-centered program that emphasizes skills building through the study of public relations history, theory, and practice. Students make the most of their liberal arts education through classroom instruction and field experiences that enable them to put their knowledge and skills into practice. Internships and experiential studies enable students to build strong portfolios to show potential employers. The faculty’s professional experience and academic background enable them to mentor students as they move through the public relations curriculum.


What can you do with a Public Relations degree?

Imagine yourself a public relations coordinator, social media manager, publicist, copywriter, media relations specialist, sports information director, strategic planner, public affairs officer, director of corporate communications, community relations coordinator, development associate, or event planner.