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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Public Relations

The Public Relations program at Seton Hall combines the curricula and resources of the College of Communication and the Arts in a cross-disciplinary course of study in Public Relations. This program is designed to present the professional principles and practices in public relations for corporate, governmental, and nonprofit organizations in an international framework. Students will learn how to conduct public relations campaigns in the global sense in addition to a theoretical and strategic overview of public relations as well as practical guidelines for designing Public Relations programs and campaigns for clients. Students often take advantage of the tri-state area location to get hands-on experience with internships and globally known companies that often lead to jobs within the first year after graduation.

College Facts

  • 602 2015 Enrollment
  • 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 74% Employment Rate
  • 100% Graduate School Acceptance Rate

Meet Brian Wisowaty

Brian Wisowaty, a Class of 2011 Alumnus, studied Public Relations and Journalism at Seton Hall before working for MSNBC as a Graphics Producer.

Brian Wisowaty

"Seton Hall provided my foundation-the hands-on experience, the network of contacts and mentors and, of course, the education. The experiences I had at Seton Hall were transformational, extending far beyond anything that's just pre-professional. They are times of my life that I will forever look back upon fondly and why I stay connected with Seton Hall."

Brian Wisowaty '11
Public Relations and Journalism major, Graphics Producer, MSNBC


Undergraduate students in the Public Relations major must complete 48 program credits satisfy degree requirements:

  • COST 1600 Oral Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 1421 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
  • COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 credits)
  • COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
  • COMM 2135 Communication Law (3 credits)
  • COPA 2512 Public Relations I (3 credits)
  • COPA 2515 Promotional Writing (3 credits)
  • COPA 3522 Public Relations II (3 credits)
  • COJR 2431 American Journalism (3 credits)
  • COPA 5899 Senior Seminar: Public Relations (3 credits)

One of the following:

  • COTC 2240 Media Criticism (3 credits)
  • COJR 3430 Journalistic Tradition (3 credits)
  • COJR 3432 Women and Media (3 credits)

Two of the following:

  • COJR 2421  News Reporting (3 credits)
  • COJR 4424  Broadcast News I (3 credits)
  • COPA 2521  Print Advertising (3 credits)
  • COPA 3521  Broadcast Advertising (3 credits)

Two of the following:

  • COBF 2223 Television Production I (3 credits)
  • COJR 3428 Publications Editing (3 credits)
  • COGR 2324 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
  • COGR 3323 Presentation Graphics (3 credits)


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