Do you believe an organization’s reputation is their greatest asset? Do you enjoy writing, photography, crisis management and working with people? Earning a B.A. in Communication at Purdue University Northwest can prepare you for exciting career opportunities in Public Relations.
After completing a five-course core that will give you a robust background in communication, you select seven more classes to concentrate on your own interests and needs.
To receive a concentration in Public Relations in our B.A. in Communication program, you must complete:
- COM 25300: Intro to Public Relations
- COM 25500: Into to News Reporting and Writing
- COM 31800: Principles of Persuasion
- COM 32500: Interviewing: Principles and Practice
- COM 35300: Problems in Public Relations
- COM 46000: Advanced Public Relations
Other courses you might consider for a Public Realtions career:
- AD 22200: Intro to Photography
- COM 24200: Broadcast News
- COM 30600: Advanced News Reporting and Writing
- COM 33000: Media Theories
- COM 39000: Public Relations and Social Media
- COM 40300: Communication Ethics
The concentration in Public Relations provides the opportunity for students to apply all the concepts of communication and PR through experiential learning. A student run consulting firm conducts an audit for a client. Previous clients include Nipsco, the city of Portage, the Indiana South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, Strack and Van Til, Prompt Ambulance and more.
If you’re interested in declaring a Public Relations concentration at PNW, contact us now about joining the Public Relations club!
For more information or if you’re interested pursing a B.A. in Communication and declaring a concentration in Public Relations at Purdue University Northwest, please contact the Department of Communication and Creative Arts’ advisor Rhonda Nemri by email email@example.com or by phone (219) 989-8697.