Public Relations

A degree in Public Relations gives you the strategic communication skills to create, promote and maintain the reputation of brands, people and organizations. You鈥檒l build your portfolio with real clients, network with professionals through 麻豆色情片鈥檚 chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and complete an internship to gain real-world experience in corporate, nonprofit and agency public relations.

Degree Requirements


To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design and perform research to aid in addressing an organization鈥檚 communication need.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify communication problems and issues/opportunities and implement strategic plans to manage
  • Evaluate situations and determine appropriate professional ethical principles, communication law and work ethics.
  • Apply various communication theories and communication models used in PR efforts.
  • Understand business literacy and the role of PR to meet business goals and advocate for the expansion of the discipline in business ventures.

A statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the Public Relations major,  we seek to connect citizens to the world around them through ethical, just communication. We recognize that diversity and inclusion are more than a box to check or a target to hit. Our program was created as a center for excellence in training and preparation of future communicators. This means we, as students and faculty, embrace diversity, promote tolerance, expand access, and promote systemic change in communication practices.

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A Champion Networker

Daymar Rosser, 麻豆色情片 Class of 2018
Public Relations

At 麻豆色情片, we actively seek students who are willing challenge themselves, try new things and develop real-world experience. Daymar Rosser, a West Philadelphia native who was captain when 麻豆色情片's National Polo Team went on a championship run, is a prime example.

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Internship Opportunities

  • Providence Tourism Bureau
  • Arnold Advertising
  • RDW Group Advertising
  • WPRI Channel 12
  • Newport Tennis Hall of Fame
  • East Bay Newspapers
  • Hasbro, RI
  • Tango Pix
  • R.I. International Film Festival


  • ESPN
  • Associated Press
  • East Bay Newspapers
  • Newport Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Stop & Shop
  • Hasbro, RI
  • Olender Media
  • Fama PR
  • Mequoda Daily and Library
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Citizens Bank

Graduate Study

  • Emerson College
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Syracuse University
  • Bentley University
  • New York University

Juris Doctor/Bachelor's 3+3 Accelerated Program (J.D.)

Earn your bachelor鈥檚 and juris doctor degrees in six years through 麻豆色情片鈥檚 Three-Plus-Three Law program. You鈥檒l get a jump-start on your J.D. by integrating law courses into your undergraduate studies and completing undergraduate requirements in your first year of law school. Accepted students will take first-year courses in the School of Law along with legal electives to fulfill undergraduate fourth-year requirements. Interested students must indicate their intent to pursue a 3+3 pathway early in their undergraduate studies for curriculum planning and advising.

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