Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations degree online

May 31, 2012 - By Brianna Nelson

Looking to finish or continue your education in a flexible and convenient way? California Baptist University's Online and Professional Studies (OPS) is a great way to complete your education and resurrect the dream, all of the while allowing you to balance your work, home and school schedules.

What is a Public Relations degree?

With a Bachelor of Arts in  public relations, students will acquire the skills necessary for positions in professional-level Public Relations, whether it is writing, investigation, interviewing and reporting, explanatory and analytical writing, editing, layout and design and media law and ethics, in accordance with nationally accepted public relations standards. Through various courses, students will be prepared for positions in convergent and print media, social media and public relations.

The B.A. in Public Relations degree-completion program offers working adults the opportunity to develop their writing and media skills through advanced public relations and communications courses, with minimal prerequisite requirements and no time limits on transferable units.

  • Designed to prepare media professionals to be well rounded and well-versed in the key principles of effective journalism.
  • Public Relations courses over a wide variety of media and public relations topics.
  • Build skills in strategy, innovative problem-solving and critical thinking relevant to today’s public relations and journalism sector.
  • Dynamic forums for discussion and interaction
  • Rigorous curriculum prepare students to be competitive in the workforce
  • Program connects aspiring professionals with successful media professionals, mentors, and accomplished faculty
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited

Why online?

 As one of the top private Christian colleges in California, students will have the benefits of a quality, Christian education from one of the top online Christian universities, but also the benefit of the flexibility of attending an accredited online Christian university. As an Online and Professional Studies student, your resources include career advising, mock interviews, resume and cover letter coaching, access to an online job board and resume database, employer/recruitment links, as well as regional internships. 

With CBU's online Christian degree programs, professors integrate Christian perspectives into their coursework. Students learn how to keep Christian morals in the secular world of public relations. Christian universities online offer the benefits of attending a traditional private Christian university, with the benefits and flexibility of an online degree. With CBU's degree completion programs, students are able to balance their faith, work and family, while striving to build a better future and live their purpose. 

Why CBU?

As one of the top journalism schools in California, CBU offers a wide variety of knowledge through our online journalism bachelor’s degree. Our media and communications courses allow students to acquire knowledge that will prepare them for a career in public relations. 

CBU has the latest technologies in distance education including integration with Tandberg High Definition Video Engagement, Blackboard 9.1, Voice Threads, WebEx and Movi-Cisco. All of these tools are available for all of our students to utilize in order to complete their online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. 

CBU offers courses in a variety of settings: purely online, blended (hybrid) or in traditional classroom settings. With a variety of different settings, CBU allows students to integrate schooling into their lives with little difficulty. 

CBU is regarded as one of the top rated Christian universities in the country, and has one of the best online Christian colleges. CBU currently employs more than 340 faculty members, nearly 70 percent of who hold terminal degrees in their areas of study. CBU Online and Professional Studies offers over 31 majors and concentrations, including a Bachelor of the Arts in Public Relations. Most programs, including the Public Relations degree, offer a 16 month completion option.

Want more information?

CBU is now accepting applications for the Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations degree-completion program. To apply or find out more information regarding CBU’s Online & Professional Programs, please visit, or contact Admissions at 877-CBU-3608.

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