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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

The major in Public Relations balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in public relations, along with a choice of unrestricted electives to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Majors must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 40 credits at the 300-400 levels. Majors will complete a minimum of 42 credits in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, 60 credits in the public relations program, and the remaining credits will be available as unrestricted electives. Internships, while not formally required, are strongly encouraged to gain additional insight into the public relations profession.

The goal of the public relations curriculum is to prepare a graduate for a career in the public relations profession.
Transfer and Tri-College University credits applied to the major must be approved in writing using MSUM&�s Course Substitution document, appear in an articulated agreement between MSUM and another university, or appear in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead 56563

Labor Market Information

  • Public Relations Specialists

  • Median wage: $27.16/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Communications Teachers

  • Median wage: $60,869/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

  • Median wage: $47.67/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
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