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Advertising (BA Honors)
Advertising (BA Honors)

Advertising (BA Honors)

  • ID:SU10008
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • To become a candidate for honors in the major, a student must:

  • Have a major GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher

  • Have completed a minimum of 7 ADPR courses

  • Receive an invitation to take ADPR-H457 or ADPR-H506 from the honors coordinator before advising

English requirements

  • Proof of English Proficiency Option - select one of the options below:

  • SAT or ACT scores in lieu of English Proficiency (SAT/ACT is not required of International Students)

  • TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)

  • DUOLINGO English Test-DET (Minimum score of 105)

  • Exempt if you’re from a country, other than the US, where English is the First and Official Language. Please submit the SAT, ACT or final results from one of the following: IGCSE/GCSE, AS/A-Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam). If you only have predicted scores from any of these examination systems, please complete the Test of English Proficiency Waiver Request form.

  • PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54

  • IB HL English Predicted scores (if provided by your high school)

  • First Language English Exams in the IGCSE or GCSE or AS/A-Level Predicted/Actual results

Course Information

The skills you need to succeed in the fast-paced, competitive world of advertising. The creativity to dream up buzz-worthy campaigns. You'll hone both as a Suffolk University advertising major.

You’ll learn advertising industry basics, including how to create ads and plan campaigns that appeal to industry brands and nonprofits' target markets. You’ll build ads from the ground-up, writing copy and designing visual elements. Plus, you'll study the fundamentals of media planning and buying as they apply to television, radio, print, online, and social media advertising.

A whole world of experiential learning awaits just outside our classrooms, too. At Suffolk, it's easy to commute to internships at nearby advertising agencies, TV stations, and other top media employers in Boston.

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Advertising Major Requirements: 13 courses, 49 credits

  • ADPR-101, Introduction to Advertising, Public Relations, and Social Media

  • ADPR-102, Professional Development

  • ADPR-103, Presentations Skills

  • ADPR-257, Advertising

  • ADPR-289, Social Media

  • ADPR-297, Web Design

  • ADPR-325, Persuasion

  • ADPR-3376, Public Relations II: Research

  • ADPR-347, Media Planning

  • ADPR-359, Advertising Copy

  • ADPR-383, Online Advertising

  • ADPR-437, Ad Campaigns

Choose one of the following for 4 credits:

  • ADPR-503, Experiential Learning in Communication

  • Choose one additional 4-credit ADPR elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Undergraduate students can earn credit for internships and other co-curricular activities. Boston is the fifth largest communication market in the United States, providing our students with a multitude of potential professional experiences. More than 100 of our students annually receive internships at PR firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, professional sports teams, non-profit organizations and businesses throughout the region.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 3010 ($) USD per year

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