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A career in Public Relations involves managing relationships that help companies, non-profits, government agencies, and organizations to become successful. Future work might include research and planning as well as the implementation of social media campaigns, special events, publicity, advertising, newsletters, and other communication activities. A Public Relations degree from Capital will ensure that you are prepared for whatever career you choose.

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Public Relations

Public Relations revolves around the management of organizational relationships. As a Public Relations major, you will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in a dynamic, broad-based field. Capital students gain experience in several related areas, such as news writing, video production, and graphic design. Through student organizations, immersion courses, and a close proximity to Columbus, students have endless professional opportunities for internships and entry-level positions once they graduate. Public Relations is a great choice for individuals who are interested in helping businesses and organizations do their best work.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Event Planner
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Internal Communications Manager
  • Director of Communications
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Director of Development

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Experiential Learning

Capital uses high-impact practices like internships, immersion courses, pre-professional activities, and capstone projects proven to optimize student learning. Previous projects include the Zombie Apocalypse and Alien Invasion events which allowed students across a range of majors, including public relations, to get realistic experience dealing with a crisis situation. The event-planning course has a history of putting on a formal dance for adults with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the Public Relations client-based immersion class most recently partnered with award-winning integrated communications firm Fahlgren Mortine to take on the challenges of several worthy nonprofit organizations.

Program Philosophy

With a dedicated focus on hands-on education, the Public Relations major at Capital prepares students for a career in today’s digital media world. Public Relations focuses on the management of organizational relationships. Students are prepared to be professional communicators through their degree-specific courses and liberal arts background. Capital’s location in Columbus, a major metropolitan area, gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and hone their skills at Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, Public Relations firms, and educational and nonprofit organizations.


The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Capital has its own chapter which meets frequently to learn from and network with public relations professionals and help local businesses and organizations solve public relations problems. Student leaders have been able to attend national, regional, and local conferences for public relations students and professionals. Recently, Capital PRSSA has received multiple awards including the Outstanding Graduate PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central Ohio Chapter.

Sample Classes

  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Public Relations Research
  • Public Relations Programs and Campaigns
  • Public Relations Internship
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