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B.A./B.S. Public Relations

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Building & Maintaining Relationships

Public relations students learn how to create and sustain relationships between organizations (corporations, government agencies and nonprofit groups) and their constituencies. Courses focus on writing, strategies and campaign management. After graduation, public relations professionals work as writers, editors, social media managers, lobbyists and consultants. Skills include research, strategic planning and working with the news media.

Fast Facts

  • Faculty with professional experience
  • Personal mentorship in small classroom settings
  • Integrated study between majors in School of Journalism and Mass Media
  • 2013 College Media Matters “Top 50” U.S. journalism programs
  • Hands-on experience preparing campaigns for real-world clients
  • Writer/editor for educational institution
  • Writer/editor for non-profit organization
  • Communications Manager/Specialist
  • Public information officer for state or federal agency
  • Media relations coordinator


Job Placement

Networking through JAMM Advisory Board and professional groups in Idaho and the Northwest.

Salary $30,000 - $90,000 per year, based on national averages
Degree Roadmap

Download a PDF of a sample "Four Year Program." 
Find your advisor:
For additional information go to: JAMM/Majors & Minors.

Degree Prep

There are no specific degree preparations. However, writing classes, art classes, or work on high school publications are helpful.


$37,000 annually, usually in $250-$1000 amounts

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning
  • The Argonaut 
  • Blot 
  • JAMM Session
  • Visit Bellevue (Bellevue)
  • Pullman Regional Hospital (Pullman)
  • Gritman Memorial Hospital (Moscow)
  • University Communication and Marketing (Moscow)
  • Gallatin Public Affairs (Wash. D.C.)


  • UI Public Relations Club (UIPR)