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Learn to harness the power of the written and spoken word and share it effectively to garner interest and attention for a business or organization. Our experienced faculty will teach you the skills needed to conduct market research, analyze audiences, think strategically, identify publicity opportunities, and write and speak persuasively. This degree will make you a valuable asset in any industry.
of Northwestern’s public relations graduates are satisfied with their job
public relations program was ranked in the top 100 nationally for both popularity and quality
of seniors are able to discuss their major through a biblical worldview
We offer intense, hands-on, service-learning aspects in all of our public relations coursework. Experienced professors will constantly encourage you to get involved in the numerous public events on campus. We work with KTIS radio to house events like “Operation Christmas Child” where you can interact with the public and gain experience to add to your future resume.
Our school partners with companies throughout the Twin Cities to offer internships for you to gain real-world experience. Faculty will encourage you to grow in your faith through classroom discussions by highlighting Christian values in a professional context. Unlike large schools where your professor may not even know your name, our professors can get to know you personally so they can advise you for the best path to success.
With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and public relations industries.
If you are comfortable being in the public spotlight, have good negotiation skills, are aware that effective communication can be the difference in a company’s stocks rising or plummeting, and are interested in a career working with the public, this might be the right degree for you.
You will develop an international mindset and establish strong written and verbal communication skills.
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I really enjoyed being able to listen and learn from other professionals. This was the first year my supervisor was in charge of the Irish Fair, and we had no manual or master plan, so using what I had learned in my courses at UNW, I was able to greatly contribute. Together, we developed a huge master plan, and it really gave me a great chance to learn all the aspects of planning an event. Making the master plan also doubled as one of my final projects for Dr. Kaiser’s course.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.