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One Certificate That Opens Possibilities & Colors The World!
The public relations certificate at UMSL builds professionals with expertise in crafting messages, promoting public images and handling a crisis. It prepares students for success as they pursue a career in communication and public relations. The curriculum includes hands-on learning and real-world experiences designed to adhere to the requirements set forth by the Public Relations Society of America.
A student may decide to major in communication or add the certificate to another major to gain insight into communication research, the legal and ethical issues associated with mass communication; and gain an understanding of diverse audience dynamics, among other concepts.
The beauty of a certificate in public relations is that it is easily pursued by students majoring in many other areas. For example, a student in the department of education may also pursue a certificate in public relations with a goal of one day serving as the spokesperson for a local school system. Or a student studying music may also pursue a certificate in public relations with a goal of one day serving as a publicist for a local band.
The possibilities are endless. It takes all of the colors to build an effective public relations plan. Enroll at UMSL to learn more.
PR students typically have an interest in: Writing, Creative Expression, Advocacy, Planning, Research, Analysis, Digital & Social Media, and Communication.