The Public Relations program in the College of Communication and the Arts is one of just a handful of undergraduate programs nationwide to be certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Students in this major learn the professional principles and practices used by corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations in an international framework to assess situations and determine, create and communicate strategic messages.
Public Relations majors learn in the classroom how the development and evolution of digital platforms supports domestic and global Public Relations campaigns and apply those learnings to work with real-world clients via internships in agencies, corporations, nonprofits or other organizations. Many students also work with our chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), working on live campaigns with real industry clients.
Most students graduate with a robust portfolio to share with prospective employers. Alumni from the Public Relations program have careers working with nationally recognized corporations like Coyne PR, Influenster, Nickelodeon, the NY Mets, and many others.
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.
"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 '11Public Relations and Journalism major, Graphics Producer, MSNBC
The Public Relations major consists of 48 credits. Thirty-three credits of required courses include a mix of Public Relations courses, supplemented with specific Communication and Journalism coursework. Students round out major coursework with elective choices, including courses such as Media Criticism, Managing Reputation and Crisis Communication, Integrated Communication among many others.
Public Relations majors are encouraged to explore the College's unique dual-degree option. The combined program, in which students work to earn a B.A. in Public Relations and an M.A. in Communication, allows students to take 12 graduate credits during their junior and senior years in preparation for a fifth year of graduate study. More information about the B.A./M.A. Communication is available.
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