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Telling engaging stories. Influencing opinions. Building relationships with key stakeholders. If you already possess these talents or want to develop them, then the field of public relations could be a perfect fit. PR professionals incorporate creativity, research, analysis and communication skills across a variety of platforms to help frame the public perception of an organization, company, person or campaign. It’s a rewarding career that crosses countless industries, from business and politics to sports and entertainment. And Belmont University offers one of the best programs anywhere to prepare students for this flexible career path.

Since the establishment of the public relations major at Belmont in 2004, our public relations graduates are in demand throughout the region, from coast to coast and around the world. Whether you want to work for a prestigious firm, manage PR for a corporation or nonprofit organization, or work as a self-employed public relations practitioner, you truly can go “from here to anywhere” with this degree.

An interdisciplinary program combining communication, journalism and marketing attributes, public relations courses will emphasize the writing, speaking and business skills pertinent to this dynamic industry. Classes engage students with projects that encourage involvement within the community and provide hands-on experience graduates can add to their resumes. The professors truly believe in not using only the textbooks, but real practice within the professional world as a teaching tool. Because of our strong connection to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the community, professors often bring in guest speakers who provide even more real-world experience and advice.

In today’s job marketplace, the most competitive public relations graduates will be those who have experience in leadership and internships along with the recommended coursework. Nashville offers extensive and diverse PR internship opportunities, making Belmont the perfect place to study public relations.