Kennesaw State to offer a bachelor’s degree in public relations


KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 7, 2015) — Kennesaw State University will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations following approval Tuesday by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The new major will be available fall 2015.

 The new stand-alone degree represents an expansion of the University’s program in public relations, which previously was offered as a concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Communication.

 “Clearly, this great job outlook is making public relations a highly desirable career choice for today’s students,” said Barbara Gainey, chair of Kennesaw State’s Department of Communication. “It is critical that students gain a thorough knowledge of PR theory and practice, as well as the skills demanded as this discipline becomes more dynamic, complex and integrated into organizations of all types.”