Public Relations, minor

Program Overview

Do you love communicating with others, bringing valuable and helpful information about a business or organization to the public? Are you excited by the chance to hone your ability to build relationships with others for the benefit of the world and those in it? If so, then a minor in public relations can provide the opportunity to pursue several meaningful careers.

The minor in public relations is an interdepartmental minor, shared by the Fermanian School of Business, the Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, and Languages, and the Department of Communication and Theatre. You can look forward to classes aimed at refining your communication and writing skills, including courses in marketing, persuasion, and journalism.

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For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

According to U.S. News & World Report, public relations specialists rank #3 among the best creative and media jobs. From writing press releases to cultivating close relationships with journalists to leading an organization’s external communications team, there are boundless possibilities for impactful work that not only has the power to boost your career, but also help you improve your personal communities.

A minor in public relations can play a supporting role in careers such as:

  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Media
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Media Critic
  • Radio or TV Personality
  • Consultant
  • Conflict Mediation