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Program:
Bachelor
College(s):
College of Sciences
Department(s):
Department of Communication

College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication, NSC, Room: 143
http://communication.cos.ucf.edu
Email: adpr@ucf.edu

Joan McCain – Program Coordinator, joan.mccain@ucf.edu
Nicholson Academic Student Services, nassc@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2681

Admission Requirements

  • The Advertising-Public Relations program is a limited access program that requires a separate application.
  • Students should apply to become Advertising – Public Relations majors only after completing all requirements for admission.
  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 45 credit hours of college work before applying.
  • The student’s GPA is a major component of the admission criteria.
  • The admission GPA will be calculated using all college work attempted.
  • The GPA cut-off for admission varies each semester, depending on the applicants; but for the previous 6 admission periods, the GPA averaged 3.4.
  • Pass a grammar proficiency exam administered by UCF’s Testing Center, unless the student has qualifying AP or IB scores, or a “B” is earned in both freshman GEP English classes.
  • Contact NSC Advising for specifics of admission criteria.
  • Students must receive a positive evaluation by the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • For admission to the program, students must complete or be enrolled into and complete the following courses with a “C” or better (if in progress at the time of admission, students who do not earn a “C” or better will be removed from the program):

    Complete the following: (6 Credit Hours)

    • ADV 3008 – Principles of Advertising¬†Credit Hours: 3 and
    • PUR 4000 – Public Relations¬†Credit Hours: 3

Application Deadlines:

  • October 1 to be admitted the next spring term;
  • February 1 to be admitted the next summer term;
  • June 1 to be admitted the next fall term.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs (other than from Ad-PR Pending) and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Co-op credit can be used in the major with advisor’s prior approval.
  • Students should consult with a school advisor.
  • School residency requirement consists of at least 24 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Of the 120 hours required for graduation, 80 hours must be taken outside of the disciplines represented within the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Of these 80 hours, 56 must be taken in the liberal arts (i.e. within the College of Arts & Humanities or the College of Sciences).
  • To ensure completion within 120 hours and to comply with the 80 hour rule, no more than 40 (or 43 if a GEP speech class was taken at UCF) of the 120 hours may be taken within the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Students electing to complete a minor must select the minor from outside the Nicholson School of Communication to remain below the 40 credit hour school maximum.
  • A maximum of three credit hours of internship may be earned in one semester.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

Tuition and Fees

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$212.28 per credit hour

The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$748.89 per credit hour

The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)


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