Learn the art of communication with a minor in public relations

Ever wonder what happens before a celebrity, organization, or public figure releases a message to the public? Or how iconic brands connect with certain groups of people? The short answer is that they rely on public relations professionals.

UW’s public relations minor gives students focused communications training. So they graduate with a deep understanding of how to communicate with different types of people in meaningful ways.

About Public Relations Minor

The PR minor prepares students for a variety of careers in media and communications. As part of the program, students take core PR courses and a variety of exciting electives.

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Students in class

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program to pursue a public relations minor. Additionally, students seeking a minor must have 15 credit hours exclusive to the minor that are not used in their major program.

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What Can You Do With a Public Relations minor?

PR students are prepared for various careers in marketing, public relations and communications.

Public Relations Careers

Here are some of the positions UW public relations grads have held:

  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Sr. Public Relations Specialist
  • Multilingual Public Relations Professional
  • Communication and Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Director
  • Director of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Marketing & Public Relations Consultant
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Where UW grads are making an impact:

  • PRLab at Boston University
  • US Radiology Specialists
  • Global Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Transamerica
  • Embassy of Kazakhstan
  • Regional West Health Services
  • Wyoming Medical Center
  • Self-employed
  • Vanguard Communications Group
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Public Relations Degree Program Highlights

Public relations is a unique and exciting field that strategizes how to connect organizations and celebrities to the public. The PR minor at the University of Wyoming prepares students to excel in their careers through hands-on experience, dedicated faculty and advanced coursework.

Internship Experience

All public relations students are encouraged to complete an internship to gain real-world experience and learn more about the field.

Our students have interned with athletic organizations, political groups, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and more! 


Unique Courses

Students are encouraged to take a wide variety of public relations courses, so they graduate with unique skills and an understanding of what type of career they’d like to pursue. Notable courses include but are not limited to:

  • Media Writing
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Advertising in the Media
  • Digital Video Production
  • Web Design

Both my college classes and internships allowed me to develop real-world skills resulting in success early in my career. My current employer was impressed by the skills I developed as a graduate assistant teaching news writing and reporting. I believe my combined education and experience have molded me into someone who is constantly recognized as a high performer on my team.

- Liz Kamper, B.A. in Communications 2013 & M.A. in Communications 2017
Corporate Communications Manager at CBRE & member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

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1000 E. University Ave., WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3122

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