Advertising and Public Relations Major

Different ads send different messages to the public every day. With a degree in advertising, what would you say to the people? Your audience is waiting.

What You'll Study

Businesses communicate with their audiences through advertising, news updates and topics of interest to the public. You become the expert in these communications with the Advertising and Public Relations major at Youngstown State.

The degree program focuses on integrated marketing communications to enhance your marketability to potential employers. You'll gain skills in creating messages to inform or persuade your audience to an opinion about a product or service. And you'll learn to increase product use and sales through branding strategies. From planning events and writing newsletter campaigns to connecting with media personnel, your public relations courses will give you experiences that mimic professional activities.

You'll also sharpen your creative skills to help land you a career in business, public or nonprofit organizations.



Internships and Jobs


  •  Akron Children's Hospital
  •  Axiom Advertising
  •  McConnell Marketing
  •  Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber


  •  Akron Beacon Journal
  •  American Heart Association
  •  ESPN
  •  Jo-Ann Stores
  •  DICK'S Sporting Goods

One More Thing

I've changed my major a few times. When I picked Advertising and Public Relations it was an instant fit for me. The professors are all extremely personable and have a lot of experience in what they are teaching. It makes going to class something to look forward to."

John Green, Class of 2016