Bachelor of Arts

Public Relations & Marketing Communications

The Public Relations & Marketing Communications major at Ohio Dominican University prepares you for a career in public relations, marketing and a variety of related fields. 

Program Highlights

  • Small classes taught by faculty with real-world working experience. 
  • Emphasis available in either Public Relations or Marketing Communications.
  • Alumni and industry professionals on our Board of Advisors allow students to establish contacts with leaders in the field. 
  • Our student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America provides students with leadership and project management experience.

Class in ODU's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Degrees & Courses

Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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Outcomes & Careers

Learn how this major prepares you for a career in public relations, marketing, writing, media relations and more.

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PR & Marketing Comm. Dept.

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Student Opportunities

Ohio Dominican is just minutes from downtown Columbus, where public relations and marketing communication students have the opportunity to participate in one or more internships with a variety of companies and organizations. 

These hand-on experiences help graduates land jobs in public relations, marketing and communications positions in Central Ohio and beyond. 

Ohio Dominican's faculty and Career Development Center are eager to help interested students secure relevant internship experiences.

PRSSAThe Public Relations & Marketing Communications program at ODU adheres to the guidelines for undergraduate Public Relations programs established by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Students of any major can join the ODU student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. You’ll work side-by-side with area professionals on real-life public relations projects. You’ll also meet prospective employers and graduate with experience that’s real – and looks great on a resume.

Panther Perspective

Ohio Dominican University student Alexis Young shares how her experiences and relationships at ODU have helped her prepare for an exciting and successful career in the Public Relations and Marketing Communications industry.

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Have Questions? Contact Us!

For program questions, contact:

Natalie Kompa, MBA
Department Head
Sansbury Hall, Room 249
(614) 251-4629

For admission questions, contact:

Undergraduate Admission

Griffin Student Center, 203
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO (955-6446)