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Communication: Public Relations
Bachelor of Science degree completion program

The Northwest Difference

Comprehensive communication majors emphasizing in public relations learn methods to understanding targeted audiences, and explaining products, services and missions to a specific audience. Faculty focus on oral, written and verbal communication skills as well as problem-solving skills to effectively meet the needs of management and the targeted audience.

Benefits of Northwest-Kansas City

  • Complete classes in seven weeks.
  • Earn your degree as quickly and conveniently as possible while receiving a quality education.
  • An associate degree will waive general education courses. Exceptions may apply.

Career Opportunities in Public Relations

Job titles related to a major in communication or public relations include:

  • Political strategist and lobbyist
  • Non-profit fundraiser
  • Event planner
  • Speech writer
  • Press agent
  • Communications director
  • Public information officer

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

About Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is designed to attract students from the Kansas City metropolitan region. Faculty and staff are here to help you complete your degree and begin your career. 

Through internships and hands-on experiences, faculty provide the tools and expertise to ensure you are career ready on day one.

Paying for your degree

We know that paying for college can be challenging. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance to learn about the more than $18 million in scholarships and grants.

Don’t forget, Northwest’s  textbook and laptop rental programs will save you nearly $1,800 per year.

Want to earn in-state rates?

The Bearcat Advantage provides out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in-state tuition rates. This alone will save you more than $6,000. 

FastTracks Eligible Program

FastTracks

FastTracks is a flexible and unique, concurrent enrollment program allows students to attend Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) simultaneously. Students save time and money while earning their Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in four years.

Students receive the benefits of attending both institutions, and a new Paws Scholarship allows them to save up to $4,500 toward Northwest classes while attending MCC.