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Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts

Inspire trust and connect with others. 

In an era of fake news, today’s world needs public relations professionals with a strong foundation in strategic, clear and ethical communication. The high-demand, highly engaging field of PR depends on difference makers who work for organizational excellence and the common good.

Offered fully online, Regis’ B.A. in Public Relations cultivates communicators who learn to think critically and promote their organizations with skill and integrity. You’ll work with PR professionals and be presented with internship opportunities to develop hands-on skills, so you can hit the ground running when you graduate.

Public relations touches every aspect of business and society, so you can prepare yourself for a career that aligns with your own interests and personal expertise. From social media specialists to communications directors, postgraduate paths abound in this high-demand field — and we’ll help you make the most of your unique gifts.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
120 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$475 per credit hour

Sample Public Relations Classes

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PRL 330: Social Media and Public Relations

This course introduces students to the ever-changing social media communication tool and its relationship to public relations programming. Students will have an opportunity to plan and create social media content on their own platforms.

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PRL 415: Event Planning

Learn techniques for strategic planning, development, management and evaluation of public relations events. As part of the course, students will have the chance to plan and hold a fundraising event for a non-profit.

PRL 435: Crisis Communication Management

Develop skills and abilities as part of a crisis management team to help an organization or company develop a credible and tested communication plan to effectively respond to a crisis.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Public Relations program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Public Relations Career Paths

Community and Public Relations Specialist

Community and Public Relations Specialists are responsible for community outreach, building relationships and partnerships and fundraising. The main purpose of a Community and Public Relations Specialist is to create the company or organization's desired image or reputation within the community and build long-term relationships with stakeholders.


Social Media Manager

Social Media Managers administer the organization’s social media marketing and advertising. They develop brand awareness and online reputation, cultivate SEO (search engine optimization) and respond to key stakeholders through social media.


Employee Communications Manager

Employee Communicators manage daily operations of communication programs within an organization. They oversee staff responsible for preparation of internal employee communications regarding organizational performance, future initiatives and human resource policies, and often plan employee events and recognitions.


How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Public Relations program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcript(s) from prior colleges
  • Resume
  • Essay

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $475 per credit hour
Total program credits: 120

Total program credits are the number of credit hours required for graduation. Students transferring credit may be required to complete a smaller number of credits at Regis. 

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October.