Major in Public Relations and Journalism

Major in Public Relations and Journalism

You Belong Here

You know the power of the written word. You’re naturally curious, and you’re always asking questions and striving to know more. You’re excited about the future of digital media and social networks. Public relations and Journalism may be the major for you.


scholarships and cash awards given to UC public relations/journalism graduates each year

Why UC?

A pioneering institution in public relations education, Utica College developed the Public Relations and Journalism major to provide students with an extremely versatile skill set and knowledge base drawn from both disciplines. You will work closely with a faculty that includes seasoned public relations professionals, a former network television news producer, and experienced multimedia journalists, then apply your skills in real-world environments both on-campus and off.

Learn more about UC's public relations and journalism faculty.

What You’ll Learn

Experience has demonstrated that there is a great deal of cross-over among professionals who make their careers in public relations and journalism, and therefore the combined program in public relations and journalism studies is devised to provide graduates with an educational background that will make them proficient in both fields.

Required courses in the combined program include the basic courses which are required in both public relations and journalism. The combined program includes foundational courses in both public relations and journalism, with 300- and 400- level selections in media ethics, communications law, public affairs reporting, and various field work opportunities.

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"I selected Utica College's PRJ program because of its strong reputation within the public relations community."

Chris Bandura '99
Director of Media Relations
Buffalo Sabres hockey
Buffalo, NY

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A Degree that Works

Graduates of the combined program find positions in public relations, daily and weekly publications, marketing communications, media relations, special events planning, radio, television, the magazine field, and more. Alumni of the PRJ program have taken leadership positions at:

  • IBM
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Newsday
  • Time Warner Cable
  • New York State Office of the Comptroller
  • MMG Worldwide

Program combines intensive classroom learning with practical field experience.

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