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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
Comm & Media, Nicholson Schl
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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The mission of the Advertising/Public Relations program is to prepare students for careers in the widely diverse fields of advertising and public relations by providing a high-quality education to students in core values, ethics and the concepts, strategies, and techniques of strategic communication, and to promote student engagement that influences real-world experience through internships, partnerships and community involvement.

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.
  • 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 and Media.
  • Of the 120 hours required for graduation, 72 hours must be taken outside of the disciplines of Communication and Media Studies (Radio-TV and Journalism) represented within the Nicholson School of Communication and Media.
  • Students electing to complete a minor must select the minor from outside the Nicholson School of Communication and Media.
  • 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.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Advertising Director
  • Advertising Executive
  • Advertising Manager
  • Classified Advertising Manager
  • Interpersonal Communications Professor
  • Media Arts Professor
  • Professor of Communication and Writing
  • Public Speaking Professor
  • VP Advertising

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