Students studying public relations at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.
Carthage has a chapter in Lambda Pi Eta, the premier national communication honor society, and Public Relations Student Society of America, the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Many students get involved in The Current (news website and magazine) or WAVE (radio station), and other student organizations.
CDM professors regularly lead J-Term study tours around the world, enabling students to learn more about communication and experience other cultures firsthand.
Research is built into the Carthage experience through the required senior thesis and options such as the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Students in the department have taken on projects such as “Modern Advertising Modes and the American Adolescent,” “Effects of Technology on Early Childhood Education,” and “Visual Persuasion in Political Imagery.”