College of Communication and Information
School of Media and Journalism

About This Program

A public relations major can take you from corporate boardrooms and creative agencies to sports arenas, the halls of Congress, global nonprofits, hospitals, fashion runways and beyond. You can even work from home as a community advocate, consultant or social media influencer. Coursework focuses on developing writing, critical thinking and digital, social media and visual communication skills, as well as analytics and strategic multimedia storytelling. You’ll graduate with a grounding in the practice of responsible advocacy and a firm grasp of inclusive communication. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Advertising and promotions managers

  • -1.1% decline
  • 28,600 number of jobs
  • $133,460 potential earnings

Meeting, convention, and event planners

  • 7.8% faster than the average
  • 138,600 number of jobs
  • $51,560 potential earnings

Public relations and fundraising managers

  • 9.2% much faster than the average
  • 88,000 number of jobs
  • $118,430 potential earnings

Public relations specialists

  • 7.2% faster than the average
  • 274,600 number of jobs
  • $62,810 potential earnings

Additional Careers

  • Community Advocate
  • Communications Managers and Crisis Communication Managers
  • Content Creators
  • Digital communication managers
  • Influencer Marketers
  • Government Relations/Public Affairs Managers
  • Publicists
  • Social Media Managers, Analysts, Content Specialists
  • Sports public relations coordinators
  • Web/Digital Content Producer


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC); Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) - Certification in Education for Public Relations

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.