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Public Relations (AS)

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

2 Years


Vincennes Campus



Course Catalog

The Associates of Science degree in public relations at Vincennes University prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution culminating in a baccalaureate degree.  Graduates with a public relations degree work for large and small corporations, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, public officials, sports figures, famous people, public relations firms, advertising agencies, and marketing firms.  

What do public relations practitioners do?  Some duties are to:

  1. Design communication campaigns.
  2. Write news releases.
  3. Communicate with the press through interviews and speeches.
  4. Be a speechwriter.
  5. Prepare clients for interviews and press conferences.
  6. Write website and social media content.
  7. Manage individual or company reputation.
  8. Maintain external and internal communications within a company.
  9. Produce various publications.
  10. Plan and coordinate special events.
  11. Design advertising.
  12. Conduct market research.
  13. Manage publicity.

PR at VU

Students in the public relations program at VU will take classes in the Communication Department to develop skills and knowledge in advertising, small group communication, business and professional communication, interpersonal communication, speech, and communication studies.  Students will also take classes such as news reporting, marketing, introduction to business, and ethics. 

We'll Help You Succeed
At VU we're committed to your academic success. That's why we work hard to help you build a strong foundation in your first two years. Easy access to faculty and staff, free tutoring, and modern study skills labs are just a few of the assistance programs available to you. If you're serious about your education, we're serious about working with you at your level.

What Our Students Say

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You may have heard the quote, “communication is the key.” Communication skills are one of the most highly sought after skills within both the work place and relationships. I knew that a career within communications was for me. Right after high school, I attended Vincennes University. Being able to develop a personal relationship with my professors was what I desired in a school and VU had exactly that. While going to school, I was able to gain valuable communication experience at a local not for profit organization in Vincennes as their Media Management Intern. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from VU with an Associates of Science in Public Relations and then transferred to the University of Southern Indiana. Because VU has articulated their transfer programs, the transition to the university was seamless. After obtaining my Bachelors of Science in Public Relations and Advertising at USI, the job search began where I ultimately landed a great opportunity at Vincennes University, my alma mater. I am currently the Program Coordinator for Project EXCEL which is Indiana’s first dual credit program that offers transcripted college credits to eligible high school students. Without Vincennes University, I would not be where I am today. I am proud to call myself a Trailblazer!

D'Lee Vieck