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Public Relations Major

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The public relations degree program at Seaver College 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, the public relations major will prepare you to do your job well.

Public Relations Degree

Our public relations majors pursue jobs in non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses. Pepperdine has one of the oldest public relations degree programs west of the Mississippi.

Student Opportunities

Real World Experiences

Our experiential learning opportunities encourage you to learn as you experience the "real world." This experience 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.

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Internships

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

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Our Students

Thousands of successful professionals and civic leaders have earned degrees from the Communication Division at Seaver College. Learn about our honor societies and a few notable Pepperdine alumni who are making a difference.

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Careers

Intercultural Communication

  • International business representative
  • Human resources and development trainer
  • Human resources consultant
  • Diversity consultant
  • Graduate study in communication, business, cultural studies, and education
  • Public relations specialist
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Diplomat
  • Study abroad coordinator
  • International programs director for universities

Interpersonal Communication

  • Sales representative/customer service agent
  • Social media/marketing coordinator
  • Insurance or real estate agent
  • Recruiter
  • Ministry professional
  • Mental health, social work, child welfare, career counselor
  • Hotel and hospitality manager
  • Human resources, employee relations, and benefits coordinator
  • Human rights officer
  • Non-profit professiona/community affairs liaison
  • Meeting and event planner/activity director

Organizational Communication

  • Organizational manager
  • Organizational analyst
  • Employee relations coordinator
  • Human resources manager
  • Director of corporate philanthropy
  • Corporate trainer
  • Communication director
  • Communication consultant
  • Negotiator or corporate mediator
  • Nonprofit organization director

Rhetoric and Leadership

  • Lawyer
  • Political consultant/speech writer
  • Director of communications
  • Development specialist
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Public or human relations specialist
  • Teacher/professor
  • Minister
  • Grant writer/technical writer
  • Radio or television careers

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