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Public Relations

Public Relations

Seaver College's public relations program teaches students to write, plan, and build relationships between organizations and the public. Public relations continues to grow as a field and offers numerous job opportunities, from event planning to speech writing. Whether you are interested in advising a CEO on how to best communicate with various publics or you want to promote your favorite writer, our degree in public relations will prepare you to do your job well.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

Our public relations graduates pursue jobs in non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses. Pepperdine has one of the oldest PR programs west of the Mississippi and currently has approximately 100 students in the major.

Student Opportunities

Real World Experiences

At Pepperdine we don't just talk about communication; we provide you an opportunity to practice what you're learning. You can begin this learning your freshman year.

Each semester our communication majors write, direct, and produce entertainment television programs in our media and film production studio. Other students host radio programs, compete on our debate team, and participate in writing, editing, and designing our weekly print newspaper and daily online newspaper.

Our experiential learning opportunities encourage you to learn as you experience the "real world." This is experience that not only looks great on a resume, but also puts you ahead of other students when competing for similar jobs.

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Outstanding Student Leaders

Students from all different majors at Seaver College participate in our extracurricular activities, combining their natural talents with their dedication and outstanding work ethics to refine their craft and become proud representatives of their particular programs. We are proud to highlight our wonderful student leaders and showcase their work and dedication to our programs.

Learn about our student leaders


Internship programs permit advertising, journalism, organizational communication, public relations, and telecommunication majors to work in a professional capacity with newspapers, radio and television stations, advertising and public relations agencies, and also with industrial concerns. Students gain field experience at the same time as, and as a part of their academic training.

Internship Fast Facts

Our Students

Thousands of successful professionals and civic leaders have studied Communication at Seaver College. Learn about our Honor Societies and a few notable Pepperdine alumni who are making a difference.

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Student Testimonials

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