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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Public Relations

The Public Relations program at BGSU helps student develop the expertise and skills for a career in the dynamic and ever-changing field of public relations. They earn a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a focus on understanding the foundations of public relations practices, and learning to write for print, audio visual and social media.

Quality classroom experiences

Students benefit from a combination of foundational course work and close ties to experienced and knowledgeable faculty members. They also gain real-life experiences in capstone courses and in the two required internships.

The public relations program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Career - what can you do with a public relations degree?

Public relations students put their public relations skills to practice in courses and through the required two internships that guarantee significant practical experience. Internships are available at local businesses and on campus through Falcon Media, the student media organization. Our graduates have gone on to work at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, American Red Cross, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Columbus Zoo, Dayton Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, Google, etc.

Career paths

  • Community affairs
  • Corporate public relations
  • Public relations agency
  • Education
  • Event planning
  • Government
  • Healthcare marketing
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Politics
  • Sports marketing

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The Public Relations Student Society of America reinforces classroom knowledge and expands opportunities to network with public relations professionals.


Students in the public relations program learn the skills necessary to help manage communication between an organization and its publics. Students learn and refine the basic skills of writing and presenting, as well as the principles and processes behind effective communications management.

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Public Relations Writing and Social Media Strategies
  • Introduction to Strategic Public Relations
  • Public Relations Publication Design
  • Public Relations Campaigns
  • Leadership in Communication
  • Principles of Marketing

Updated: 02/27/2024 01:08PM