Learn how organizations and brands communicate effectively with public audiences through the University of Central Missouri’s minor in Public Relations. With classes available online or in person on our Warrensburg campus, this flexible, valuable minor complements many UCM degree programs.
Our Public Relations minor builds on your existing skills in writing, critical thinking and critical reading and helps you acquire new knowledge in public relations strategies and problem solving. You’ll learn about the ethical communication of ideas and information through various platforms and multimedia — an ability that will benefit you in a wide range of professional careers.
Enhance your major with a Public Relations minor
UCM’s innovative curriculum in public relations helps you develop knowledge that is highly valued inside and outside the PR field. You’ll study aspects of the U.S. legal system and ethics related to public expression, the maximization of strategic communication for promotional purposes, marketing and advertising — a wealth of knowledge that applies to many industries and fields, including criminal justice, business administration, marketing, political science, aviation, sport management, communication studies, psychology and more.
No matter your major area of study, a UCM Public Relations minor helps you develop a highly valued knowledge set for virtually any professional career.
Real-world PR experiences
Opportunity to join student PR agency
UCM chapter of PRSA
100% online program option
Learn how to analyze and critique public relations programs, communication strategies and campaigns using the foundations of public relations. With our diverse curriculum, you’ll acquire an understanding of the ethical implications of PR — and the social responsibility that goes with it. In addition to core classes, you can choose approved public relations electives to tailor this minor to suit your needs.
UCM minors in Public Relations complete courses such as:
UCM’s PR minor is offered both 100% online and in person to support a variety of undergraduate degree programs.
The University of Central Missouri offers Public Relations minors hands-on learning opportunities. No matter your areas of interest in the PR field, you can earn course credit for engaging in real-life learning scenarios with seasoned professionals:
UCM’s graduates with a minor in Public Relations move on after earning their bachelor’s degree to exciting careers in media-based communication, nonprofits, public affairs, large corporations and more. You’ll be able to confidently pursue a wide range of careers with your deep understanding of communications ethics, campaign strategy, media relations and corporate culture.
With the valuable training in practical business, communications and multimedia you gain through our Public Relations minor, you’ll be ready for a career in teaching, entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising and more.
What’s next for Public Relations minors?
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