Strategic Communications - Public Relations Minor
A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
A Public Relations minor benefits the student pursuing any major because effective public relations is a necessary component of success in any field. Whether it's in the initial job interview or as a speechwriter for the President, effective public relations is the ability to make others see things from a different point of view and convince them of the best approach or solution. These skills complement any degree program, but are most often combined with majors in pre-law, advertising, marketing, and public administration.
A Public Relations minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- Political Science
- Human Resources