Public Relations Courses in the Lower Mainland

Whether you’re just beginning your career, or are looking to jump-start a new one, continuing your education is a huge step in the right direction. Public Relations programs are designed to help give you the job skills you’ll need to successfully enter the industry. To get you started with your decision, we’ve compiled a list of public relations and communications in programs in the Lower Mainland.

SCHOOLPROGRAMENTRANCE REQUIREMENTSDURATION
British Columbia Institute of Technology Public Relations Associate Certificate -High School graduation (GED) 21 credits, course-by-course, part-time
Capilano University

Bachelor of Communications Studies

-English 12 (B minimum)
-TOEFL if English is not your first language
120 credits
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Public Relations Diploma English 12( B minimum), or a transferable undergraduate level English course (C minimum) 60 credits 
Simon Fraser University Public Relations Certificate English 12 (B minimum) or a transferable undergraduate level English course (C- minimum) 9 weeks total, 6 weeks in class, 3 week practicum

*Please note, all costs and requirements reflect the 2015/2016 school year and are subject to change without notice.
For the most up-to-date information, please contact the respective school.

Pathways to the Profession

In the fall of 2011, the Canadian Public Relations Society officially launched Pathways to the Profession™: An Outcomes Based Approach Towards Excellence in Canadian Public Relations and Communications Management Education. This program was developed by the CPRS National Council on Education in co-ordination with the academic and professional public relations communities.

With the number of new or expanded public relations (PR) and communications management (CM) programs on the rise across Canada, CPRS acknowledges that the profession has an interest in how future practitioners are taught at all levels of academia. As an advocate for the PR industry, CPRS has taken an important step towards greater involvement in post-secondary public relations education.

Learn more about Pathways.