Undergraduate Program (BA)

Public Relations

The fast-paced industry of public relations is in demand now more than ever. Tap into your creative side to produce engaging media plans, Tweet like a pro and see how stories are created from conceptualization to delivery. Plus, luckily for you, master-networker, the vast reach of 65,000+ Xavier alumni doesn't hurt either!

Sample Four-Year Public Relations Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
CORE 101 - Goa 0
COMM 101 (OC Flag) or COMM 123 3
English Composition or Rhetoric 3
Foreign Language elective 3
CORE 100 First-Year Seminar or THEO 111 Theological Foundations 3
MATH 105 (Math at placement level) or MATH 116 (Math Perspectives) 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
CORE 102 Goa 0
COMM 101 (OC Flag) or COMM 123 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language elective 3
CORE 100 First-Year Seminar or THEO 111 Theological Foundations 3
PHIL 100 Ethics as Introduction to Philosophy 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Creative Perspectives 3
PHIL 200 Philosophical Perspectives 3
Social Science elective 3
Quantitative Reasoning Flag 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
COMM 206 (Writing Flag) 3
ENGL 205 Literature & the Moral Imagination 3
Theology Perspectives (THEO 200+) 3
Scientific Perspectives 3
Natural Science elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Communication Arts Course 3
Diversity Flag (COMM 323, 324 or other) 3
E/R & S Focus Flag (COMM 477) 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Communication Arts Course 3
Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
Communication Arts Course 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Communication Arts Course 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

MBA

First Semester Semester Hours
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This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Public Relations major at Xavier:

PR Cases and Planning (COMM 372) - Learn fundamentals of public relations planning and strategy while evaluating current case studies of successful and problematic public relations campaigns.

Public Relations Writing (COMM 371) - Develops advanced writing skills for public relations programs; gives particular attention to backgrounds, brochures, handbooks, annual and quarterly reports, and scripts for broadcast, AV and film.

Senior Seminar (COMM 479) - Integrate concepts and experiences throughout the Public Relations major and liberal arts core to create an original public relations campaign for a real-world client with deliverables that are suitable for student portfolios.

93% of Xavier Public Relations graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

93%

of Xavier Public Relations graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Take advantage of internships or employment opportunities at museums, magazines, design showrooms, foundations, media groups, and other businesses in Cincinnati.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The internet isn't just static, informational web pages. It's communication between people. We share YouTube videos with friends, and we Skype into work meetings. At Xavier, you'll learn how communities exist solely online, how friendships are enhanced with social media, and how to lead video-conferences at work.

INTERNSHIPS

At Xavier, you don't have to wait until you graduate to get work experience. Our internship program helps get you connected with top employers right away. In fact, we often have more available internships than interns! By doing an internship for academic credit, you connect your academic classes with the kind of work you'll be doing after graduation.

Xavier by the numbers

65,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

ALL

STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO A MENTOR

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