David M. Chanatry, M.S.
Department Chair
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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Public Relations and Journalism: The UC Advantage

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.

Learning at UCYou 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.


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 more, with opportunities for field work in either discipline.

For specific program details, see academic requirements > 

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

UC's bachelor of science program in public relations and journalism combines intensive classroom learning with practical field experience, preparing you for professional opportunities in:
  • Corporate communications
  • Marketing communications
  • Media relations
  • Community relations
  • Special events planning
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