Minor in Public Relations

Learn what it takes to dynamically engage in the public sphere.


At Park University, our Public Relations Minor program is designed to prepare students for a career in the dissemination of public information through the mass media. Through this program, students will learn the skills, knowledge and techniques to lead public opinion and dynamically engage with the public sphere.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Minor in Public Relations program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus and/or online. This minor requires a total of 24 completed credit hours, and students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO

Public Relations Minor – 24 hours, 2.0 GPA

CA 202, CA 218, CA 224, CA 237, CA 302, CA 318 CA 382, CA 475

*Communication Studies Majors choose three electives from Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations major instead of CA 237, CA 382, and CA 475. Speak with faculty advisor for assistance.

Pursue a career in the distribution of public information through mass media.

Students who pursue a Minor in Public Relations take courses in such topics as the fundamentals of writing for media, public relations, digital media skills and advanced-level courses in communication research methods and case studies in communication leadership.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
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Program Highlights

Students who pursue a Minor in Public Relations at Park University study in an environment that combines classroom learning with real-world experience. Through this program, you can learn to engage in public opinion analysis, as well as the research skills and techniques to establish psychographics within groups. This program will also help you develop an ability to apply your knowledge and skills in business, government, education and politics.


At Park University, our faculty members are experts in public relations. Our highly-qualified educators are committed to your professional success as you build a foundation of public relations knowledge.


Dr. Lora Cohn

Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. Mark Noe

Professor of Communication

Steven Youngblood

Associate Professor of Communication

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.