This major demonstrates how communication is involved in maintaining positive relationships between organizations and their publics. Students develop competence through understanding key concepts and strategic planning in public relations, and through mastering skills used in traditional public relations tactics. Real world projects and internships promote the linkage between classroom theory and everyday public relations practice.
Students who graduate with a public relations major may be employed in traditional public relations positions (media relations, employee relations, community relations, event planning, fund raising, corporate communications, etc.)
Communication students are encouraged to join the Mount Mercy Times. The Mount Mercy Times is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience while at Mount Mercy.