Help organizations and brands engage and build relationships with stakeholders through strategic communication and storytelling.
Who tells your story?
Have a gift for telling a great story? Take pride in telling the world about the accomplishments of others? Do you feel a responsibility to defend those who are wrongly accused?
Public relations prepares you to use your gifts as a communicator in so many ways — help businesses grow and raise money; help politicians win elections; and help organizations or people you love get the attention they deserve.
Our major is an interdisciplinary program that prepare students for a wide range of jobs and careers. Students take courses that draw theoretical inspiration from well-established scholarly traditions, ranging from psychology and economics to advertising and rhetorical theory. This allows students to become creative, effective and ethical strategic communicators.
We bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing students with valuable internships and hands-on experience. This helps our students stand out in job applications. Students can get involved with the campus radio station (WFPS-FM), the campus television station (MC-TV) and the campus newspaper (Courier) to expand their resumes. Students are also provided with a substantial number of writing assignments that mirror tasks of public relations professionals. And they are encouraged to partake in theoretically anchored classroom discussions.
Public Relations News
Political science research by seniors Grant Miller (top, left) and Matt Datlof (top, right) and professor Andre Audette (top center); juniors Shay Hafner (bottom, left) and Ally Clay talk about being accepted into the prestigious Fund for American Studies summer program (interview begins at 9:50).Read More
By the numbers
Forget the should.Free the possible.