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Public Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, SC, United States
Strategist. Catalyst. Creative visionary. Savvy communicator. Tap into your talent. The vibrant and engaging major of Public Relations from the Baldwin Wallace University enables you to build your skills in marketing, media relations, event promotion and more. 
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Overview

Creative and communications-focused, public relations is a dynamic, fast-paced field where strategic plans and tactics are developed and implemented to address institutional goals and values.

Real-world focused, Baldwin Wallace University's program in Public Relations offers meaningful hands-on learning and portfolio-building opportunities. You'll gain a comprehensive palette of skills that include research, campaign creation, public speaking, persuasive messaging and media kit design.

BW's proximity to Cleveland puts you within easy access to impressive networking, internship and job shadowing connections. Opportunities include Fortune 500 corporations, government and non-profit agencies, mid-sized businesses, media organizations and more.

A required internship enables you to apply classroom concepts to practical situations and build a portfolio that showcases your work to prospective employers and graduate schools.

BW is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators, providing access to more than 100 area professionals.

Career Opportunities

  • Social media and content marketing
  • Corporate and nonprofit community relations
  • Event planning
  • Media relations
  • Brand marketing
  • Journalism
  • Human resources
  • Development
  • Public service
  • Sales

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Curriculum 

  • Public relations is offered as a major and minor. Because of the variety of skills needed to work in the field, the program encourages an interdisciplinary approach that includes courses in communication, English and business.
  • Program flexibility is a key advantage. Through course electives, independent study, internships and more, you can customize your education to focus on specific areas of interest.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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