Bachelor On Campus

Public Relations

Black Hills State University

48 months
9723 USD/year
11742 USD/year
8672 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With courses in such areas as Photojournalism, Public Relations Case Study, Media Law, and Organizational Communication, students of the Public Relations from Black Hills State University learn how businesses and organizations communicate effectively. Students then apply this knowledge and hone their skills through hands-on projects at BHSU and throughout the region.


Every business and organization is involved with Public Relations, and careers can be found in a number of fields. Some students choose to work in advertising, while others find employment with media outlets, and a few become public information officers.

The Public Relations from Black Hills State University offers:

  • Internships with local, regional, or national organizations.
  • Opportunities to participate in a number of campus organizations, such as the student-run newspaper, radio, and TV stations.
  • Highly motivated faculty with real-world experience
  • A Public Relations Club that provides practical experiences outside of the classroom

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Mass Communication 
  • Graphic Communication
  • Basic Newswriting
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Public Relations Case Study
  • Media Law
  • Mass Media Issues
  • Public Relations
  • Organizational Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 1 year of fine arts

Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 970 or above)
  • Rank in the top 60% of high school class

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9723 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9723 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11742 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8672 USD per year during 48 months.

WY, CO, MT, ND, NE, IA Residents (In-State Tuition): $ 8,672

Living costs for Spearfish

1144 - 1990 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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