Advertising: An Interdisciplinary Major
This interdisciplinary USF major will prepare you to become an advertising professional through exposure to courses in Advertising and Communication Studies - and in order to prepare you to be a more complete professional in the early 21st century - you'll also study Computer Science and/or Design.
Professionals in advertising are always seeking the Big Idea, and here’s the Big Idea behind this major: in advertising broader is better, and a USF liberal arts education provides you with that breadth. Arts and Sciences core courses will make you a better writer and a more critical thinker, will prepare you to make better presentations, will make you a more confident public speaker and lead you to better understand our diverse and globalizing world (and your place in making it more humane and just), all critical to starting a successful advertising career today.
Advertising Minor: Department of Communication Studies
If your goal is to use your major in Design, Marketing, Computer Science, Communication Studies, History, English, Media Studies, Entrepreneurship (and others) to work in a communications business - an understanding of advertising will enhance your skills in your major of interest.
Five courses – 20 academic units -will provide you with a solid foundation in advertising built on your already increasing skills of critical thinking, reading, writing and speaking.