Make an impact
As an advertising and public relations major at Lynn University, you’ll learn how to design, develop and launch incredible campaigns.
With a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations, you’ll learn from and work with faculty and professors who are experts in their field. They will provide you with hands-on learning experiences for television and digital design projects. Once you’ve earned your degree, you’ll be well-equipped for a broad range of advertising and public relations jobs.
What you’ll learn as an advertising and public relations major
- Background in public relations, persuasion, design and production
- Strong foundation in communication theory and practice
- Training in public interaction and maintaining successful relationships
- Social media outreach
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
Advertising and public relations curriculum
As an advertising and public relations major, you’ll take a range of classes in topics such as public relations, design, persuasion and production. In courses like these, you’ll gain a strong foundation in communication theory and practice.
Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:
- 48 university core curriculum credits
- 12 CIC core credits
- 33 major credits
- 27 elective credits
COM 116 Public Relations Planning and Strategy
Gain a theoretical and practical foundation for the study and application of public relations as a management function in the overall organizational strategy. Explore organizational PR, social media, reputation management and viral marketing. Create a PR campaign for a contemporary organization.
COM 108 Media Literacy
Examine multiple components of the media paradigm, including the operation of contemporary and developing media, the role of advertising, the effect of society’s communication needs and emerging technology on the evolutionary nature of media, the development of content, operation of media-related equipment, and an analysis of how individuals can function as knowledgeable media consumers to accurately interpret content.
GVC 350 Advertising, Design and Production
Study “real world” applications of design, principles and thought. Learn the management of projects for commercial printing and electronic applications. Help improve ads through verbal direction as well as the design and production components. Work with classmates and use them as a resource in the conceptual and technical processes.
Advertising and public relations jobs and careers
As an advertising and public relations major, you will gain the skills needed to land a variety of advertising and public relations jobs and careers, such as:
- Graphic designer
- Art director
- Marketing manager/director
- Public relations specialist
- Media planner
- Social media specialist
- Account executive
Graduates of the bachelor’s in advertising and public relations program at Lynn have gone on to work for many well-known advertising agencies, marketing firms and corporations, including:
- Aslyum Entertainment in Los Angeles, California
- Marucci Sports in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Levine Communications Office in Los Angeles, California
- The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York
- Hispanic Heritage Foundation in Chevy Chase, Maryland