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Undergraduate Program

Major in Advertising

Our Bachelor of Science in Advertising is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Advertising, from the artistic and creative side of things, to the business of media planning in traditional and interactive realms.  Learn more...

Major in Public Relations

Our Bachelor of Science in Public Relations is an interdisciplinary degree program grounded in critical thinking, strategic writing and business management, with a variety of topic areas that reflect the diversity and scope of today’s field. Learn more...


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Currently enrolled at the University of Texas as another major

Students who want to change their major to Advertising must apply to become Advertising majors. Applications are accepted twice a year in the Fall and Spring. Please visit the College's Internal Transfer section.

Academic Advising

You should visit with your academic advisor about specific questions related to your major courses or your area of interest in advertising as well as for the following:

We encourage you to visit with your advisor at least once per semester. By staying proactive, you can be sure to stay on track to graduate in four years, that you are taking the correct classes, and that you are kept abreast of any changes in your degree plan.  Schedule an appointment online.

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Degree Requirements

Undergraduate students must complete a specific combination of core curriculum, major coursework, Communication requirements, and electives to earn the degree.

Learn more about the Advertising and Public Relations requirements at the Moody College of Communication Student Advising Office.


Most students in the Moody College of Communication may declare a minor. Please see the Student Advising Office webpage on minors for information.

Special Programs

Students majoring in public relations may also complete Special Programs offered through the University and the Moody College of Communication. These programs may overlap, but are not interchangeable with a concentration. Below is a list of some of the programs that many public relations majors choose to complete.

Business Foundations Program This program is designed to provide a foundation in business concepts and practice for students who plan to enter the workforce or a graduate degree program upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

Elements of Computing Program This program is comprised of seven courses designed to offer students a background in the fundamenta