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Online Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations: Careers

Launch a Successful Career in Public Relations

Interdisciplinary Skill Development

Certified Public Relations (CPR) Exam Prep

Portfolio-Building Experience

Eastern Oregon University’s online B.S./B.A. in Public Relations delivers the theoretical knowledge and real-world field application you need to take your first step as a skilled and ethical PR professional. When you graduate, you’ll have a portfolio to show employers you’re ready to drive communication strategy, lead effective social media campaigns and more.

  • Courses Focused on Social Media and Research: Gain expertise in social media management, research and data analysis to gain an edge in the job market.
  • Extracurricular Networking Opportunities: Pursue opportunities like the Public Relations Students Society of America and EOU’s Communication Student Club to make professional connections.
  • Prepare for Specialist Roles, Leadership and More: Build interdisciplinary skill sets you can apply in for-profit, government, NGO and non-profit settings.

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Career Paths in Public Relations

Public Relations Specialist $62,810 per year1

Social Media Manager $52,958 per year2

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Manager $141,490 per year3

Market Research Analyst $65,810 per year4

Meet the Demand for Skilled PR and Media Professionals

Trained PR professionals play an essential role in nearly every organization by cultivating a positive relationship with the public and crafting ethical, transparent messaging and campaigns. When you earn your public relations degree online from EOU, you will open doors to a growing and lucrative field. You’ll also be prepared to sit for the Certified Public Relations (CPR) Exam after graduation, signaling to employers that you have the advanced skills and expertise required to excel in a wide range of roles.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Speech drafting
  • Layout design
  • Electronic copy editing
  • Graphic design
  • Audio/video production
  • Photoshop
  • Fundraising
  • Lobbying
  • Advertising
  • Media buying

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.


Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Public Relations Specialists. Retrieved from
  2. Average Social Media Manager Salary. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers. Retrieved from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Market Research Analyst. Retrieved from
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Retrieved from
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Media and Communication Occupations. Retrieved from