Behind every good communication plan is a strategy to build relationships and influence a wider audience. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations at Southern New Hampshire University prepares you to lead or contribute to furthering your organization's mission, message and public image.
Why earn a public relations degree online at SNHU?
The public relations degree online program focuses on developing your skills in thinking, writing, research, strategic planning and execution. Ethics also play a large role throughout the program as you develop the PR savvy needed to be a responsible communicator.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your public relations degree online at SNHU include:
When you earn your public relations degree online, you open yourself up to possibility within the industry. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) identifies some of the disciplines within PR2 as:
Employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow 9% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
Our online bachelor's degree not only explores traditional communication channels, but also trains you to use emerging technologies to communicate effectively. Courses are taught by faculty with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
SNHU's bachelor's in public relations program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills – the skills that go beyond technical knowledge – such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Students enrolled in the Communication program are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum system hardware and software required in the courses. System requirements often change, so it is important that students maintain awareness of the various minimum hardware requirements for the required software listed below.
The full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is required in COM-230. It is also required for the following elective courses available for communication students: GRA-220, COM-232, GRA-310.
Creative Cloud licenses are available at an educational discount directly through Adobe.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.