A requirement of the PR major program at Eastern Michigan University is having a minor. When choosing a minor you have few options. One, choose a minor that will help your career. Two, choose a minor that is something your interested in but don’t want to major in. Three, to skip having a minor and choose to double major.
If you choose option one and want a minor that compliments your PR major than EMU has a some options for you.
Communications: A big part of PR is speaking. A communications minor will help you form your communication skills that will be needed during pitches for your client’s products to the media.
Creative Writing: If you can’t write well, you will not make it far in PR.
General Business: It doesn’t hurt to understand how the basics of business and how businesses operate. Knowing how your client’s business work is a great advantage to have.
Marketing: A PR pro’s job is to help market their clients to the press and public. Learning the basics of marketing is an advantage for any PR pro.
Writing: To be a great PR pro, you need to be a great writer. The only way to improve your writing skills is to write a writing minor will allow you to do just that, practice.
Choose a minor that interests you the most whether it compliments your PR major or not.