Public Relations

Public relations practitioners live and work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. In this exciting, never-a-dull-moment profession, students need to possess exceptional writing skills; understand how to write for different audiences; be able to think creatively and strategically; have experience in photography, design, Web design and video production; have the ability to create and nurture relationships with traditional media, social media and business networks; and appreciate public affairs and social and environmental responsibility. The Department of Communication offers you the essential tools you need to be successful in this growing field, including opportunities to engage in a variety of professional activities as part of their regular coursework. When you are a public relations major at ENMU, opportunities exist in our state-of-the art student media facilities and in working with exceptional faculty mentors. Courses you'll take include: Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Techniques, Public Relations Cases and Campaigns, Publication Design, Applied Writing for Media. In addition, you'll participate in courses that provide hands-on experience in actual public relations campaigns.

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Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

As a public relation major at ENMU, you have the opportunity to work with The Chase (student newspaper), HoundBytes (online magazine), various CFA-related podcasts and organizations, as well as other on-campus organizations and offices.

Faculty and Advising

The Department of Communication faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise. The University also has a reputable record regarding student success in the public relations field.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and work-study offered University-wide, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers scholarships for current students. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

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Career Opportunities

Public Relation majors can look forward to careers including:

  • Professional speakers
  • Media relations specialists
  • Media buyers
  • International relations specialists
  • Corporate communication specialists
  • Marketers
  • Promoters
  • Graphic design managers
  • Event planners
  • Public information officers
  • Customer service representatives
  • University information directors
  • Magazine publishers

Additional Degree Information

On our degree plans page, you can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in public relations degree, including the courses you will take when you're a public relations major at Eastern.

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