Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
The public relations major prepares graduates for entry level
positions in business communication, not-for-profit marketing,
online marketing, public relations firms, marketing communications,
human resource management, web content management, special events
planning, and fundraising and development positions.
The strong emphasis on writing, listening and critical thinking
skills, combined with the theory and practice of public relations,
prepares professionals for the workplace and for graduate
Public Relations at the Mount
Public relations at the Mount provides individual student mentoring
and advisement. Students are directed to internships that will
develop career skills. Seniors execute a senior thesis project
which demonstrates the public relations skills each has achieved.
Thesis portfolios support the student’s resume. This major provides
the unique combination of theoretical knowledge, writing skills,
creative thinking skills and practical experiences aimed at
producing competent professionals.
The public relations major requires 39 credits following the
successful completion of ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 or their equivalent.
A GPA of 2.0 or better is required in CMA 2050 to continue in the
major. A GPA of 2.0 in the major is required.
Where Mount students have interned
Recent student internships include: Jet Blue, United Way,
American Cancer Society, NY Attorney General’s Office, Green
Chimneys, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Habitat for Humanity,
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Orange and Ulster Medical
Society, Mount Saint Mary College Athletics, Sabres Marketing
Group, Hudson Valley Renegades, MTV Networks, Jacobowitz and Gubits
LLC, Boy Scouts of America, Polo Ralph Lauren, Success
Communications, NYFD Foundation, Harburger/Scott Advertising,
Orange County Choppers and Max Mara, to name a few.
Graduates are employed as special events planners, publicists,
corporate communications specialists, publication specialists,
editors, marketing communicators, development and fundraising
coordinators, hospital marketing managers, advertising
coordinators, public relations account executives, sports marketing
specialists, community relations specialists, and media publicists
at colleges and universities.