Public Relations and Advertising Major
Public relations majors learn how to create and promote the images of individuals as well as businesses and other organizations. Students learn about the visual, verbal, and written elements that go into effective public relations. The program combines theory and practice. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs for public relations specialists will grow by 24 percent through 2020, faster than average for all occupations.
Students majoring in advertising learn the art, craft and business of how to promote brands from an integrated marketing communications perspective. The advertising major emphasizes strategy building, creative development, media planning skills and data gathering and analysis. Much of the coursework is portfolio based.