Public relations is the management of communication between an organization and its public. Public relations specialists work in employee communication, media relations, investor relations, marketing communication and other specialized communication functions.
This profession demands strong communication skills, diplomacy, strategic thinking and the ability to understand complex issues, and Conestoga's Bachelor of Public Relations degree responds with a case-based approach.
The goal of this Public Relations (Honours) program from Conestoga College is to provide graduates with the critical thinking skills and the practical experience required to manage reputations, responses, and relationships on behalf of their organization.
We offer students the opportunity to combine their learning with paid co-op terms to allow students to apply theory to public relations practice.
Courses in public relations management, global public relations, business and project management, and the ethics and philosophy of public relations offer unique perspectives.Students will be encouraged to join one of several professional organizations during their degree program. Professional development, networking, and volunteerism are of tremendous benefit to the public relations graduate throughout their career.
Graduates of this program will possess superior verbal and written communication skills, well-honed research skills, and the business acumen needed to manage issues, plan events, develop campaigns and lead communication projects. Graduates will be ready for entry-level public relations or communication positions leading to careers in a variety of organizations, including corporate, not-for-profit and agency environments.
On average, 84% of graduates from the last three years found employment within six months of graduation.
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- Academic Communications
- Group Dynamics
- Digital Media
- Public Relations Research
- The Ethics of Advocacy
- Presentation Skills for Public Relations
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Corporate Communication View 16 other Bachelors in Corporate Communication in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older
- A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses at the U or M level with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, one of which must be Grade 12 compulsory English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 70% (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
International13800 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13800 CAD per year during 48 months.
National6219 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6219 CAD per year during 48 months.
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