The public relations major prepares students to work and serve as effective communicators in mass media or organizational settings. This major would be attractive to students who are interested in careers in publicity and promotions, marketing, advertising, internal organizational communication, and related fields.

The public relations minor emphasizes skills and professional knowledge for students who are pursuing majors in other academic areas. This minor would be appropriate for students who have a strong interest in public relations but wish to graduate with a major in another field. This minor would work well for those majoring in business administration.

Student-Run Media Agency

All PR majors participate in a student-run media agency.

  • Real projects for real clients (on- and off-campus)
  • Students work as a creative team with faculty advisement
  • Publicity and promotion, website design and development, graphic design, video services
  • Opportunities for various experiences and advancement

Senior Capstone Course

All students take a capstone course in their senior year to provide specific practical skills and knowledge for launching a successful communications career and to read and reflect on living as a disciple of Jesus Christ while working in their vocation.

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Jim Dahlman
Area Chair of Performing, Visual, and Communicative Arts; Professor of Communications and Journalism

Associate Professor of Communications

Lee Harrison
Associate Professor of Communications and Public Relations

Assistant Professor of Interactive Media and Design

Professor of Cinema

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