Excel in the Fast-Changing World of Strategic Communications with a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Webster
Every business and organization — no matter how big or small — needs public relations specialists who can help them develop their brand voice and reach their audience. When you earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Webster University, you’ll gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in communications and media relations that will help you stand out from other job candidates and help your organization grow efficiently.
You’ll take intensive Public Relations classes taught by practicing professionals who will mentor you as you build your professional portfolio and prepare for your ideal public relations job. The foundation of our undergraduate Public Relations degree is writing proficiency — and you’ll develop and strengthen your writing skills to write for multiple audiences across a huge variety of media platforms.
At Webster’s St. Louis campus, you’ll study Public Relations in a thriving urban setting with many internship and experiential opportunities — something unavailable in small college towns.
Choose Webster for Your BA in Public Relations
Get Real-World Experience
We integrate vital internship experience into our Public Relations program so you can learn to apply the theories and lessons from public relations classes to real-world work environments at agencies, organizations, nonprofits, sports franchises and government entities.
Learn from Experienced Professors
Thanks to the small class sizes in our bachelor’s in Public Relations program, you’ll have many chances to work closely with faculty mentors who bring decades of professional experience into their classes to prepare students for public relations jobs in every industry.
Gain Practical Experience
Our public relations classes are held in a recently updated high-tech media production center so that you can gain experience using the same technology you’ll encounter every day on the job.
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Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
Find out more about the overall undergraduate Public Relations degree curriculum, electives, learning outcomes and more.
What Can You Do With a Bachelor's in Public Relations?
When you join the BA in Public Relations program at Webster, you’ll prepare for fast-growing careers representing clients, organizations or nonprofits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), public relations jobs are expected to grow by 8% by 2031 — faster than average, thanks to businesses’ increasing need to maintain and enhance their reputation and visibility across multiple media platforms.
By the time you graduate from the Public Relations program, you’ll be proficient in applying research practices and methodologies to gather vital information to inform target audience analysis and business decisions. You’ll also benefit from a professional development Public Relations class that covers job interviews, portfolio preparation and job search techniques.
Graduates from our Public Relations program are working in major corporations, nonprofits and agencies in St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere. Some of the Public Relations jobs you can pursue after graduation include:
- Marketing Coordinator
- Media Planner
- Strategic Planner
- Marketing Manager
- Special Events Coordinator
- Government Affairs Specialist
Salaries for Public Relations Graduates
Your salary as a Public Relations specialist depends greatly on your chosen path within the field. In general, Public Relations specialists earn an average salary of $63,000 — according to the BLS. More specifically, Public Relations and fundraising managers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average $120,000 a year. Meeting, convention and event planners earn an average salary of around $50,000.
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