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BA in Public Relations

Building relationships. You're the architect.

As a public relations professional, you are responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships for your organization. You are the storyteller and the connector — you work to connect other individuals and organizations with the people and organizations you represent. From conducting research to developing and implementing strategic communications plans, you work with an ever-changing human dynamic. Communication? Absolutely necessary for any organization. Your role in it? Valuable and always interesting.

In this program, you'll learn to:

  • Design and present oral and written communications
  • Develop an integrated communications plan across media: digital, print, broadcast, outdoor
  • Engage in effective communication processes: interpersonal, intercultural, small group, organizational
  • Recognize trends in organizational communications
  • Find ethical solutions to specific communication problems
  • Relate communication concepts to leadership and management principles

 

Degree breakdown

To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:

Events list for the current academic year.
  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 63
Marylhurst Core requirements 48
General electives 69
Total 180*

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BA in Public Relations program with a free transfer evaluation.

» View the degree requirements

We also offer a 9-month Certificate in Public Relations.
Classes start fall term.

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