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Professional Communication - Public Relations

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Public relations (PR) is an ever-evolving industry. In today's multimedia world, the work of professional communicators is in high demand. The most successful PR specialists have a thorough understanding of their industries and the workings of the media to best broadcast important messages across print, television, radio, social media, and online platforms.

What you'll study
As a public relations student, you will gain multimedia experience that spans a variety of communication industries. The professional communication program at Minot State will diversify your experience within and outside the classroom and combines coursework in:

  • Speech communication
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Production
  • Social media

Career opportunities
Careers in the field of PR include public relations, publicity and promotions, social media, event planning, marketing and advertising, and data analysis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, public relations and fundraising managers earn a median pay of $125,620 per year. 

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your professional communications degree

Employment opportunities
Professional communication careers are experiencing a rising job market, with many earning median salaries between $30-127k.

Department faculty practice what they teach and bring those experiences in production, public relations, marketing, advertising, and writing into the classroom.

Hands-on learning
As a professional communication major studying public relations, you will gain experience in the field starting your first semester. You will graduate ready to enter the workforce with a resumé and portfolio showcasing your best work through engagement opportunities built into the curriculum and individualized projects you have directed.

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