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B.A. in Public Relations

Earn your bachelor's in public relations form Marylhurst

Now accepting students for spring 2015. Classes start March 30.

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Marylhurst University offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Public Relations degree program. As part of the program, you will:

  • 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

Public relations career field

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.


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

Marylhurst accepts transfer credits

More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students transfer in credits to help complete the 180-credit requirement for earning a degree.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the B.A. in Public Relations program with a free transfer evaluation.

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

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