Minor in Public Relations

The Public Relations minor in Klein College of Media and Communication helps students understand that public relations is a communication and relational process, not a position. As a form of marketing communications, public relations requires 

  • self-awareness,
  • oral and written communication skills, 
  • ethical actions and decision-making.
  • understanding audiences, and
  • using communications tools to negotiate for mutual benefit.

This program builds knowledge and skills for students to understand public relations, including meaningful dialogue built on mutual trust and respect. Students learn to effectively formulate a position and influence and empower others. Students who graduate with minors in PR will be able to use the knowledge they gain to bridge the divide between the theoretical and the practical applications in any businesses or communities they serve in the future.

Career Options in Public Relations

Students minoring in public relations are prepared for internships and careers in the following industries, among many others.

  • Campaign manager
  • Communication consulting
  • Community outreach and development
  • Copywriting
  • Corporate strategic planning
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Media relations
  • Public relations
  • Start-up strategic planning

Visit Klein’s Career Center to explore specialized, career-related services and programming available exclusively to you as a Temple student.

Target Employers

Situated in the media-rich market of Philadelphia, Klein College provides its graduates with direct access to some of the largest and most well-respected political, public relations and strategic communication firms in the tristate area.

To make an appointment to discuss job and career opportunities, visit SMConnect, our exclusive internship and job portal.