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One of the greatest responsibilities today is communicating important messages to others, and technology has made that a global responsibility. Maybe you've been creating fake commercials since you were 5 and run an influencer account on Instagram or YouTube, or maybe you’re just discovering your voice. Come learn the techniques of making your messages, events, and communications stand out and effect change.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s Advertising and Public Relations major unique:
39 credits in Advertising and Public Relations | Maintain GPA of 2.0+
Learn about Advertising and Public Relations major academic requirements and courses here.
Your Advertising and Public Relations classes will help you develop skills in writing, critical thinking and listening, public speaking, and communication. You'll practice your skills in real world situations and even put them to good use in the service of others. Plus, the work you do in each class can be collected into a portfolio for prospective employers, showcasing your skills and experience. Finally, you'll round out your coursework with a senior thesis project of your choice, demonstrating the skills you have achieved in an area you’re passionate about.
Many of our students also choose to double major in a related field like Journalism or English to further increase their marketability to employers.
As an Advertising and Public Relations major, your career will begin with an internship to help you build your portfolio and gain additional skills. In the past, Mount Advertising and Public Relations majors have interned at places like JetBlue, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Polo Ralph Lauren, and MTV, but our Career Center can help you find an internship that is the perfect fit for you.
After graduation, our Advertising and Public Relations majors are ready to make their mark on the world as event planners, communications specialists for corporations or nonprofits, marketing managers, fundraising coordinators, advertising coordinators, public relations liaisons and spokespeople, and more.
Here's how some of our Advertising and Public Relations alumni are using their degrees: