Undergraduate students majoring in Public Relations must complete a specific combination of core curriculum, major coursework, Communication school requirements and electives to earn the degree. Among the coursework for majors is a required internship for credit (PR 350) that must be taken in a specific sequence with other courses in the Public Relations major.
More information about courses in the Public Relations major can be found in the current undergraduate catalog. More information about requirements for Public Relations majors - including a degree checklist and current and past course catalogs - can be found at the Moody College of Communication.
See the Undergraduate Courses page for more information on coursework, including forms that students must complete to satisfy various requirements within the major.
Public Relations offers a wide range of career opportunities in both private and public sectors. Graduates learn marketable communications skills and how to use them to achieve outcomes for businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations or political candidates and advocacy campaigns. Our graduates can work for agencies that specialize in public relations, and for businesses and organizations with their own internal communications positions. Regardless of the job title or type of employer, demand remains high for individuals with excellent writing skills, the ability to think strategically and an integrated communications point-of-view.
Some positions held by our recent alumni:
- Director of Public Relations, Steel Advertising and Interactive, Austin
- Global Digital Coordinator, Burson-Marsteller, New York
- Assistant Account Executive, Edelman, New York
- Assistant Editor, Brilliant Magazine, Austin
- Account Coordinator, Newlink Communications Group, Miami
- Public Relations Coordinator, T3, Austin
- News Production Associate, MTV News, New York
- Account Coordinator, Cohn & Wolfe, New York