Program Overview

Designed for working professionals, as well as career changers who seek a position in the communication field, Rider’s B.A. in Public Relations program for Continuing Education students lets students gain the skills and credentials to advance – while balancing both their career and family life.

With a Public Relations degree from Rider you will:

  • Understand the theories behind effective public communication
  • Explore publication design and feature writing
  • Analyze publicity methods in organizations and cases and campaigns in public relations
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Program Highlights

Students learn all facets of practical campaigns, learning from professionals in the field as well as their professors. In the capstone course, students work with local corporate or nonprofit clients.

Our distinguished faculty from the Department of Communication, Journalism, and Media have extensive experience in their fields of expertise; and they aim to make every student who becomes part of Rider's learning community understand the power of communication and journalism — and how to use them to their fullest potential.

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is designed to provide a seamless transition from an Associate degree. Students can transfer up to 72 credits from a two-year institution (or 90 credits maximum). Students can also earn college credit for knowledge acquired through work experiences with our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program.

Designed for Busy Adults

  • Choose from convenient evening courses (on campus) and select online offerings
  • Extensive advisement and academic support for working adults
  • Transfer up to 90 credits toward the 120-credit degree program
  • Earn college credit for what you know with our Prior Learning Assessment program
  • Tailor courses to meet to your professional goals
  • Take advantage of Rider’s special tuition, and scholarship and grant support

Admission Requirements

Official transcripts from all institutions attended with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA