Public Relations, BS
The ever-evolving field of public relations needs people who are adaptable, creative, strategic, and ethical. Our online Bachelor of Science in Public Relations will prepare you to meet this need.
8-week courses, 5 terms year-round
2 years, 60 units
Cost Per Unit
$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available
November 15 for Spring · April 1 for Summer · July 15 for Fall
Public relations (PR) is a strategic communication discipline that focuses on managing and maintaining relationships between an organization and its various stakeholders, including the public, media, employees, investors, customers, and communities.
Our bachelor’s in Public Relations program is located in our SJSU College of Humanities and the Arts. The courses are designed and taught by our renowned SJSU faculty, which means that you will earn the same quality degree as all of our SJSU graduates and have the same opportunity to proudly cross the stage during your SJSU commencement ceremony.
Valuable Learning Experiences
Our program will prepare you for the broad and exciting field of integrated strategic communication. Upon completion of the degree, you will be ready to:
Communicate knowledge of the diversity of groups in a global society in relationship to communications.
Demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively, and independently.
Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communication professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.
Use tools and technologies appropriate for the communications profession in which they work.
In addition to our comprehensive core and elective courses, you will also complete a public relations internship to apply the knowledge and skills developed in your courses and acquire valuable work experience.
Advance Your Career
Through extensive training in strategic integrated communication media, including paid (advertising), earned (media relations), owned (content creation), and shared (social media), our graduates are prepared to excel in a variety of public relations jobs in the Silicon Valley and beyond.
Public relations majors in the Bay Area earn an average annual salary of $95,000 and an upper range of $156,000, according to Glassdoor.
Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni, according to LinkedIn.
- Business development
- Community and social services
- Customer success and support
- Human resources
- Media and communication
- City of San José
- County of Santa Clara
- Account executive
- Associate communications manager
- Content marketing manager
- Media relations specialist
- Public relations account coordinator
- Recruiting coordinator
- Senior marketing manager
- Talent development manager
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