Why Major in Public Relations?

If you are enrolled in Ferris State's public relations degree program, you will be learning at one of only a few public relations programs in the US that graduate students with a bachelor of science in business. The public relations degree program is designed to prepare you to work in such organizations as public relations agencies, business organizations, non-profit organizations, social service organizations, medical facilities, educational institutions, government agencies and sports and entertainment operations.

U.S. News & World Report has cited public relations as one of its 20 'hot-track professions,' and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the need for public relations people may increase faster than the average for all occupations.

Advance Your Career with a Public Relations Degree

Ferris' one-of-a-kind major includes public relations courses and studies in advertising, marketing and journalism combined with a core of business courses. The public relations internship provides on-the-job training in addition to the extensive hands-on academic studies. This combination is a strong asset in the job Public Relations market and helps produce a 100 percent placement rate.

Public Relations College Graduates Get Great Jobs

Public relations professionals write, create, counsel and persuade as they work in a variety of tasks including employee communication, news media relations, community affairs, political campaigning, fundraising and membership recruitment. Public Relations professionals write and edit articles for news media, write speeches for senior executives, produce video tapes, and publish newsletters, corporate annual reports and sales brochures. Public relations professionals study people's opinions, develop strategic plans, participate in decision-making, and, build positive relationships for their organization.

Bachelor's Degree Public Relations
Admission Requirements

Applicants of the public relations degree program must present evidence of graduation from high school or the GED. To enter a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) Program in Business, applicants are expected to meet two of the following: a minimum high school grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale); ACT MATH score of 19 or higher; an ACT READING score of 19 or higher.

College Degree Public Relations
Graduation Requirements

The Public Relations degree program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree with a major in Public Relations. Graduation from the Public Relations degree program requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core courses, in the major and overall.

If you would like more information on Public Relations Bachelor Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

  • About Ferris State University: College classes including our Public Relations degree program, are taught at all levels by professional teachers, not graduate assistants. College students that major in Public Relations at Ferris State University, study in more than 170 different college educational programs - including doctorate degrees, masters degrees, bachelors degree Public Relations and associate degree Public Relations programs. 

    More than 180 educational programs - including doctorates, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees - are offered through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Engineering Technology, Health Professions, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Kendall College of Art and Design.

    Ferris State University offers a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid. A majority of our students receive financial aid assistance. We encourage you to explore this website for more information on available scholarships and financial aid opportunities at Ferris State University. Ferris State provides all enrolled students access to a variety of academic skill-building opportunities that will assist them in their pursuit of academic excellence in a format that accommodates various learning preferences and schedules. At FSU students experience small classes with individual attention in 170 career-oriented majors leading to job placement for our graduates. FSU students also enjoy 220 student organizations for fun in a relaxed, hometown setting in the heart of Michigan's recreation area.

    The group presentation, by one of our admissions recruiters, includes information on academic offerings, scholarships, housing, student life, and costs. A question and answer period follows the presentation and includes a few surprises! Lunch is provided at one of our well known dining facilities on campus. After lunch, guests may take part in a walking tour of campus led by one of our exceptional student guides. The walking tour takes approximately 1 hour.

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