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About the BA in Advertising

Advertising Majors acquire a broad understanding of advertising concepts and the hands-on applied learning needed to create effective advertising strategies and content, while using the full suite of media options available to ad professionals today. Advertising courses include: advertising strategy, copywriting, consumer insights, cross-platform media planning, 360 campaign creation, copywriter/art director teams, portfolio development, competition teamwork and student agency experiences with real clients.

Ad Majors have many opportunities to meet industry professionals at leading ad agencies and media firms, participate in high-profile ad competitions, find industry internships and network throughout their academic career. Advertising majors are encouraged to participate in our many industry partnerships, including: the International One Club Creative Boot Camp, our award-winning collegiate American Advertising Federation chapter and a winter break experiential learning class in New York City. 

Recommended First Semester Classes

We recommend students take the following courses within their first two semesters as an Advertising major:

• 54-1600 Introduction to Advertising
• 54-1700 Introduction to Public Relations
• 54-1601 Consumer Behavior


Transfer students with 60 credits or more should take all three courses above during their first semester, along with 54-1604, Interactive Advertising.