Public Relations Major & Minor

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The public relations field is one of the most dynamic and rapidly-changing industries. From handling PR for a major corporation to working with a small non-profit, a degree in public relations will give you the skill set necessary to succeed in any number of settings.

Goshen College: A Leader in PR Education

A degree in public relations will lead to a dynamic career with endless opportunities, whether you work in the business sector or for a non-profit organization. At Goshen College, you will learn critical thinking, communication skills, and strong writing skills, using you people skills to forge mutually beneficial relationships, organize events, and communicate important messages.

At Goshen College, we recognize the importance of giving our students real-world experience. That’s why every public relations major completes at least two internships, many in highly competitive settings. With an education from Goshen College, you will be prepared for anything the world throws their way.

Learn to Communicate Effectively and Think Critically

If you’re interested in a career that will allow you to use your people skills and creativity to communicate messages that matter, consider Goshen College’s public relations major or minor. You will develop strong writing, speaking, and analytical skills to enter a wide range of industries.

  • Get a top-notch multidisciplinary education and degree
  • Gain real-world experience
  • Complete at least two internships, many in highly competitive settings.
  • Work for GC’s many media outlets

Gain Valuable Experience with Practical Opportunities and Internships

Students gain access to practical experiences by working for GC’s many media outlets:

Public relations majors also complete at least two internships, many in highly competitive settings.

  • Students have interned at Voice of America, The Elkhart Truth, and the New York City Parks Foundation in recent years.
  • Students can participate in PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America).
  • Additionally, you will get the chance to travel abroad and apply your skills. A recent group of students worked on storytelling and sustainability projects in Kenya!

Prepare for Dynamic Careers in PR

Our program prepares students to succeed in a wide range of careers in the public relations industry. Public relations majors often go on to work in corporate communications, marketing, advertising, media relations, social media marketing, communication strategies, event planning, and more.

The job market is diverse and ready for public relations professionals to make their mark. There’s a place for everyone in public relations departments, from small businesses and global corporations to government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Learn More about Goshen College’s Public Relations Program

If you’re interested in learning more about Goshen College’s public relations program, please complete the form below. Financial aid is available. Start now and embark on an exciting, dynamic career as a public relations professional!

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Duane Stoltzfus

Professor of Communication | Director
Adult and Graduate Programs

Pat Lehman

Professor of Communication

Jason Samuel

Assistant Professor of Communication