Do You Have a Knack for Writing, Research, Planning, and Management?
We’ll help you prepare for a career in public relations.
- Learn how to build mutually beneficial relationships between clients and their significant publics
- Get involved with Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
- Obtain professional experience through internships
The Communication Studies - Public Relations program at Southern Illinois University emphasizes strong writing, speaking, research, planning, and management skills by making you familiar with the wide range of disciplines required in the public relations field. In addition to courses in the Department of Communication Studies, courses in other departments such as marketing, journalism, psychology, management, and political science, will allow you to prepare for specific career objectives. You can obtain public relations experience while you are a student at SIUC through practicum or internship opportunities arranged with administrative offices at SIUC, with area businesses, or through student organizations such as the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the student PR agency, Pyramid Public Relations.
- Speaking with Confidence: Overcoming Communication Apprehension
- Performing Culture
- Public Speaking
- Communication Skills in the Global Workplace
- Small-Group Communication
- Business and Professional Communication
- Public Relations
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Public Relations View 404 other Bachelors in Public Relations in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs (Majors) in eight different colleges. Determine if you meet our minimum requirements to a Bachelor's (undergraduate) program for:
- freshmen - fewer than 26 college credits
- transfer - more than 26 college credits
- Transcripts from high school and/or college
A financial statement - showing a minimum of $40,000 within the last 6 months
No SAT is required for admission, unless you want to apply for a merit scholarship award (minimum SAT score required)
International19274 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9637 USD per semester during 48 months.
National7710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State7710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Carbondale
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.