CCPS Advertising & Public Relations (B.S.)

The advertising and public relations major prepares students for careers in strategic communication in profit and nonprofit contexts. Courses develop critical thinking, written, oral, visual communication and presentation skills in the creation of research-driven integrated communication proposals. Account services, media planner, copywriter, media relations, event planning, social media strategist, fundraising/development and communication specialist are a few of the career opportunities for advertising and public relations majors. Students are encourage to complete one or more internships to sharpen their professional skills and identify specific career interests.

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Program Requirements

Credit Hours


COMM 211: Presentational Speaking 3 hrs None
COMM 215: Foundations of Communication Theory  3 hrs None
COMM 221: Multimedia Writing 3 hrs None
COMM 231: Integrated Brand Management 3 hrs None
COMM 285: Communication and Ethics 3 hrs None
COMM 332: Intercultural Communication 3 hrs None
COMM 340: Advertising & Public Relations Research and Strategy 3 hrs COMM 215 & COMM 231
COMM 351: Principles of Persuasion and Influence 3 hrs COMM 211 & COMM 215
COMM 353: Mass Media and Society 3 hrs None
COMM 387: Organizational Communication 3 hrs COMM 215
COMM 421: Strategic Media 3 hrs COMM 215COMM 221 & COMM 231 
COMM 433: Strategic Writing for Advertising and Public Relations 3 hrs COMM 215COMM 221 & COMM 231
COMM 441: Advertising/PR Campaigns 3 hrs COMM 340 & COMM 433
COMM 489: Professional Seminar 3 hrs None