Public Relations

Attracts dynamic students
$82k median annual salary
8% job growth
Attract new students with a career-focused Public Relations degree.

Give great communicators a new, desirable degree option in a growing field by adding Public Relations to your catalog.

Roles are growing, salaries are up, and for students looking to turn their people skills into a profession, this is an enticing new offering to boost enrollment.

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Public Relations roles are growing.
Job satisfaction is high.
Students want in.

Ranked 1st in "Best Creative & Media Jobs" by US News
Median annual salary
Roles are growing 8% over the next decade, faster than average

What makes the Rize Public Relations program attractive to prospective students?

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Professional & Academic Experts

Dr. Matt Charles
Prof. Strategic Communications @ UVA
Consultant, US State Department
Meredith Bligh
Senior Public Relations Manager,
Brunello Cucinelli

Rennay Marshall
Director of Communication,
Family & Children's Place

Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.
A potential Public Relations major could look like this:
Example courses from your institution
Intro to Communications
Intro to Media Studies
Persuasive Writing
Intercultural Communications
Research Methods
Public Speaking
Courses from Rize
Strategic Public Relations
Public Relations Tactics
Crisis Communications
Strategic Communications Capstone
Courses and curriculum

Public Relations course descriptions

You can launch this Public Relations program by adding 4 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market a Public Relations degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Expand below to read the course descriptions.

SCP I - Strategic Public Relations

Modern companies are increasingly focused on their public image and brand. This has created a significant demand for employees with an understanding of how to message complex issues to a wide audience. This course will introduce you to Public Relations theory and how business and communication strategies are interrelated. For the final project, you’ll take on the role of communications director and create a holistic strategic PR plan. This online class has optional live sessions.

SCP II - Public Relations Tactics

This course provides students with a range of Strategic Communications and Public Relations tactics that they can deploy to create effective, targeted messaging. The primary focus will be on translating principles and theory to applicable actions. This online class has optional live sessions.

SCP III - Crisis Communications

As companies are increasingly taken to task for their errors, the ability to successfully respond to a crisis can mean the difference between weathering a storm or facing collapse. In this course, you will learn how to develop and execute crisis communications strategies for the private and public sectors. By the end of the course, you will be able to help an organization respond confidently and effectively to a wide range of problems. This online class has optional live sessions.

SCP IV - Strategic Communications Capstone

This course serves as a capstone to the Strategic Communications and Public Relations Major. It primarily consists of a semester-length communication research project that students will use to synthesize and hone the skills developed through the course of their college careers. Students will have the opportunity to present their research and findings to experts within the field and will leave the course with a portfolio project to show prospective employers. This online class has optional live sessions.

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Students love their Rize courses

“The projects we had to do were very motivating… It sparked interest in me, got the light going in my brain - I loved doing the projects!”
Cole B.
Walsh University
“Rize has given me an opportunity to add something to my degree. Something that I wanted to find at my school but wasn’t there.”
Chisunta C.
Albertus Magnus College
“Class experience is amazing!”
Mary D.
Mary Baldwin University
“It’s helped me know what I want to do in my career because of how immersive the assignments are.”
Jacob J.
Lasell University
“Even though everything was online… it still felt like the same kind of small classroom that I really enjoy, and that’s why I chose my college - so I kinda got that same experience even thru the computer.”
Summer R.
Lasell University
"One of the things I liked about [it] was getting to meet new people from different colleges and getting to hear new experiences and opinions."
Kara B.
Lasell University

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