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Public Relations, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Oshkosh, WI, United States
UW Oshkosh became the first university in the UW System to offer a Public Relations major beginning in Fall 2015. Prior to the approval of this major, public relations was offered as an emphasis within the journalism program.

Overview

Students interested in working in the public relations field should enroll in the public relations major offered by the journalism department. The major focuses on areas of internal and external as well as corporate communication for the student interested in public relations and related professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Intro to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising
  • Writing for the Media
  • Media Photography I 
  • Foundations of Multimedia Production
  • Editing
  • Law of Mass Communication
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Case Studies in Public Relations
  • Media Photography I 
  • Visual Media Design
  • Principles of Advertising
  • New & Emerging Media
  • Application of New & Emerging Media 
  • Media Organization & Management
  • Public Relations Campaigns
  • Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Academic Factors

  • Rigor of college preparatory high school curriculum
  • High school class rank (when available)
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA)

Key Nonacademic Factors

  • Extracurricular involvement: leadership experience, volunteerism and community service
  • Diversity of personal background, work experience and life circumstances
  • Student’s personal statement and responses to questions on the application
  • Letters of recommendation are optional but may be helpful for those students who may need further support
Nonacademic factors are given strong consideration for nontraditional students who may have graduated high school long before applying to college.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7558 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3772 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oshkosh

  • 1144 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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