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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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public relations

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Public Relations?"

Why Major in Public Relations?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate public relations driven knowledge and understanding.
  • Demonstrate written, oral and visual communication knowledge and application proficiency for public relations purposes.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision making proficiency relevant to public relations purposes.
  • Demonstrate research knowledge and application proficiency for public relations purposes.
  • Demonstrate strategic planning knowledge and application proficiency for public relations purposes.
  • Demonstrate preparedness for professional life and/or further academic study.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Account DirectorMarketing Manager
Account ExecutiveMedia Buyer
Account ManagerMedia Director
Account SupervisorMedia Planner
Advertising Account ExecutiveMedia Production Assistant
Advertising DirectorMedia Relations
Alumni DirectorMedia Supervisor
Art DirectorNewscaster
Assistant Casting AgentNewsletter Editor
Assistant PlannerPasteup Artist
Board DirectorPhoto Editor
Broadcast SupervisorPhotographer
College Admissions OfficerPublic Relations Manager
ColumnistPress Agent
CommentatorPress Secretary
Commercial ArtistPress Secretary, Government
Communications DirectorProducer
Communications ManagerProduction Manager
Community Affairs DirectorProfessional Sports Team Publicist
Community Relations CoordinatorProfessor/Educator
Computer Graphic ArtistProject Director
ConsultantPromotion Coordinator
Consumer AdvocatePromotions Manager
Convention organizerPublic Information Officer
Coordinator of Consumer AffairsPublic Relations Consultant
CopywriterPublic Relations Manager
CorrespondentPublic Relations Officer
Creative DirectorPublic Relations Specialist
Customer Relations RepresentativePublic Relations Staff Member
Director of Corporate CommunicationsPublications Manager
Director of Investor RelationsPublisher
Director of Public Affairs, CollegeReporter
Director of Public InformationResearch Director
District ManagerResearch Supervisor
EditorSales Planner
Employee Relations CoordinatorShopping Center Advertising Manager
Employee Relations OfficerSpecial Events Coordinator
Entertainment AgentSpeech Writer
Foreign Service OfficerSports Public Relations
Fundraising or Donor RelationsStation Programmer
Government Public AffairsTalent Agent
Graphic DesignerTalent Representative
Group or Regional ManagerTechnical Writer
Head of CommunicationsTheatrical Press Agent
Hotel PublicistTrade Show Representative
Investor Relations DirectorTraffic Coordinator
JournalistTelevision Producer
Junior BuyerUnit Publicist
Lettering ArtistVIP Coordinator

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Careers in Marketing
Communication Arts Network
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Best Colleges

Affiliated Organizations

All About Public Relations
American Marketing Association (UCM)
Delta Epsilon Chi (UCM)
Phi Beta Lambda (UCM)
Public Relations Student Society of America
Public Relations Student Society of America (UCM)
Public Relations Society of America
Students in Free Enterprise (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Public Relations: B.S. Degree 


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator