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Public Relations Minor
The Public Relations minor is one of the most valuable supplemental programs that Frostburg State University offers to all of its students. It provides the graduating senior with an entrée into a dynamic and promising profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, “Employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow 24 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. The need for good public relations in an increasingly competitive and global business environment should spur demand for these workers, especially those with specialized knowledge or international experience…Opportunities should be best for college graduates who combine a degree in journalism, public relations, or another communications-related field with a public relations internship or other related work experience.”
The PR minor at FSU prepares students for the field of public relations by exposing you to a variety of opportunities to develop requisite skills in the following areas: journalism, interpersonal and organizational communication, marketing, graphic design, photography, and video production. The minor, combined with a PR internship available through your major department, gives you that all important leg-up as you exit college and pursue a publicist career.
Of course, the PR minor is not just for those students who want to enter the Public Relations field. It is a valuable credential for students who are majoring in just about any discipline and who will be needing valuable communications skills and experience to land that first job and to get ahead in their profession.
For more information about the PR Minor, contact the coordinator, Dr. A Franklin Parks.