Messiah’s public relations major prepares you for a variety of communication-related careers such as public relations practitioner, social media specialist, crisis manager, publications director, event planner, fundraiser, corporate writer, or marketing/advertising director. Building on a core foundation of communication courses, you’ll take a range of specialized courses designed to give you the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for a public relations career in the non-profit or corporate world. Most importantly, you'll learn how to help organizations communicate through ethical, strategic, two-way communication that values perspectives from both company leaders and the publics they serve.
As a public relations major, you’ll:
For a more detailed academic description of the public relations curriculum, click here. For guidance in preparing for a career in public relations, please visit the Career Center page specially designed to help public relations majors.