How to Apply

How to Apply


Public Relations Program Application

To be considered for the Public Relations Program, please complete the application and deliver to Regina Bell, 105B Davis Hall, by February 7, 2014 for consideration for the following Fall semester.

  • Formal admission to the Public Relations Major is not automatic. Admission is based on grade point average (refer to URI Catalog for specifics).
  • The Major requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the pre-major courses.
  • Formal admission to the Public Relations Major is required for enrollment in PRS 340 in the Fall of 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Regina Bell at 874-2857 or rbell@mail.uri.edu.

Application to the Public Relations Program

Download the PR Application word document here.

Thank you for your interest in majoring in Public Relations. To be considered a candidate, please complete this application and submit to Regina A. Bell, Davis Hall, Room 105B byFebruary 7, 2014.

Please be informed of the following details:

  • Formal admission to the Public Relations Major is not automatic.   Admission is based on grade point average (refer to URI Catalog for specifics).
  • The Major requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and 2.5 in the pre-major courses.
  • Formal admission to the Public Relations Major is required for enrollment in PRS 340 in the Fall of 2014.

I. BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

Please print:

Name: _____________________________________

Student ID Number: ________________

E-Mail Address: _____________________________

Phone Number: ____________________

Current Mailing Address:_________________________________________________________________

Expected Month/Year of Graduation:________________________________________________________

II. EMPLOYMENT/INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

List any employment or internship experience in the Public Relations field.

III. ACADEMIC PROFILE

Attach a current copy of your transcript from E-Campus.

I have completed these pre-major courses: I am currently enrolled in
these pre-major courses:
COM 202 (101) with a grade of _______ COM 202 (101) ____
COM 210 with a grade of _______ COM 210 ______
JOR 220 or WRT331 with a grade of ________ JOR 220 or WRT331 ______
**STA 220 or MTH 107 with a grade of _____ STA 200 or MTH 107 _________

**If you have taken a different course, please indicate________________

IV. ESSAY

As the final part of your application, please respond to the following essay statement:

According to Public Relations – The Profession and The Practice (Lattimore, 2008), “Public relations work is all about developing effective relationships between organizations and groups that are important to them, including the media, customers, employees, investors, community leaders, activist groups and government agencies”. This statement can be illuminated by the strategic efforts of a local public relations/marketing agency, North Star Marketing, Inc.

In preparing your essay, the first step is to review the website for North Star Marketing, Inc. (fortheloveofmarketing.com). Based on your review of the website, convey your interpretation of the statement by Lattimore by formulating a well-written essay (no more than 2 typed pages, double spaced). Your essay should reflect your analytical and writing style and should be free of grammatical and punctuation errors.


Lattimore, D. (2008). Public Relations – The Profession and the Practice. 3rd ed. (p. 5). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.