In the Public Relations major, students develop the knowledge and skills they need to help organizations build mutually beneficial relationships with key publics. Students will be equipped to work in corporate, nonprofit or agency settings, using critical thinking, creativity and strategic communication to reach an organization's goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Event coordinator
  • Community manager
  • Community relations
  • Communications director
  • Healthcare communication
  • Public Relations manager
  • Public information officer
  • Copywriter
  • Copy editor
  • Editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Digital content creator
  • Media content provider
  • Social Media Manager
  • Sports Information Officer

What to Expect


Academic assistance is available for all students through Lee’s support services. Tutoring for specialized major classes may be requested.

Travel/Global Trips

Communication, Digital Media, and Public Relations Global Trips (various destinations) – Previous destinations include Australia, Italy, Greece, Ireland.


  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society for Collegiate Journalists


Each discipline awards one outstanding graduate prior to spring commencement. The entire department gives an honors award to the department’s most outstanding graduate.


Service learning is embedded within several courses.


Capstone courses offer students the opportunity to integrate their major with the university’s religion courses and shared core values of ethical action, redemptive service and responsible citizenship. These courses consider how faith relates to their anticipated professions, providing a bridge between academic studies and life beyond graduation.


The physical heart of the department is the Communication Arts Building. Constructed in 2014, this building houses unique spaces for all major programs. Communication, advertising, and public relations students enjoys interactive classrooms and seminar meeting spaces for study and project groups.


Majors in this area are met with an ever-growing list of internships and practicum sites to put their learning into practice. To see the current list of internship opportunities, click here.

Student Media

Clarion: Lee's award-winning student-run newspaper maintains a regular publishing schedule online and in print throughout the academic year. Paid and scholarship student editor positions are available each semester.

Vindagua: Lee's award-winning magazine-style yearbook is published once each semester. Paid and scholarship student editor positions are available each semester.

Lee Update: Lee’s morning announcement show, launched in 2009. They film the week’s announcement videos, shown every Tuesday and Thursday in chapel. Students may participate as an anchor, writer, or other behind the scenes duties such as running teleprompter, cameras, and audio.

Story of My Life: Lee’s interview-style podcast that highlights the untold stories of Lee University.


Outstanding public relations students may join the Bateman Team for the annual Public Relations Society of America competition.

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Lee University offers a wide variety of scholarships for all our schools and programs.

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