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Public Relations, B.A.

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Public Relations Degree

Become a professional storyteller and master the art of creating good press and managing bad press with Keystone’s Public Relations degree.

Why Study Public Relations?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:

  • Develop skills in messaging, branding, and building relationships for individuals and/ or companies or organizations across all media platforms.
  • Master skills in writing, speaking, and developing strategic communication plans.
  • Build a portfolio with a body of work to show prospective employers.
  • Partner with industry leaders in various internship opportunities.
  • Participate in a semester-length communication research working alongside highly qualified faculty and mentors who have real-world experience.
  • Contribute to College media publications and gain relevant skills for careers in many different fields.
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Contact

Dr. Sherry Strain
Program Director
570-945-8490
CAH@keystone.edu

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

13:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

11%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

$62,210

Median annual salary for public relations careers

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What can I do with a Public Relations degree?

The public relations program will prepare students to become skilled PR professionals who can creatively manage media relations through publicity, promotions, special events, crisis management, community outlets, social media and web.

Public Relations student

Career Options

  • Brand Manager
  • Corporate Communications
  • Government Affairs
  • Public Information Officer
  • Press Secretary
  • Social Media Specialist

Employers

  • Corporations
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Politicians
  • Local, State, and Federal Government

Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

WKCV Radio

The Voice of Keystone College, a student-run, on-campus, radio station.

The Key

The Key, the official student newspaper of Keystone College, is produced each semester. Students enrolled in any journalism course are required to write for the paper as part of the curriculum, however the paper is open to any student in any major who would like to write articles or take newsworthy photos for this college publication.

The Key
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The Plume

The Plume, Keystone College’s literary magazine, is produced twice a year by undergraduate students. The magazine is a literary and artistic publication that features photography, poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art created by students and other members of the Keystone College community. 

Be Involved

When you become a Giant, you will enjoy campus life in many different ways with 18 Division III sports, a variety of student events, 276 acres to explore, and various ways to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Follow The Guild, Keystone Communications student club on Social Media!

Mikayla Wright

Featured Faculty

Anthony DelRegno, MA, MBA

Anthony DelRegno, MA, MBA

Program Director of Digital Media and Assistant Professor of Communications
Drake Gomez, MFA

Drake Gomez, MFA

Professor of Art  
Rachel Urbanowicz, MA

Rachel Urbanowicz, MA

Assistant Professor of Communication
Kerry Roe, PhD

Kerry Roe, PhD

Assistant Professor of History  
Ward Roe, MFA

Ward Roe, MFA

Professor of Art  
Sara White, MA

Sara White, MA

Assistant Professor of Communication  
Sherry Strain, PhD

Sherry Strain, PhD

Professor of Communication and Chair of Communication Art, and Humanities Department 

Janet C. Wrightnour, MA

Professor of History  

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