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Advertising (B.A./B.S.)

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

From billboards to television to social media, advertising is everywhere.

In today’s evolving media landscape, advertising professionals must be more creative and strategic than ever. In this program, you will develop a versatile set of skills in writing, promotion, business, marketing, graphic design and digital media. A major in advertising will prepare students with effective written and visual communication, critical thinking, strategy, design and research skills. Graduates gain experience working on teams to develop solutions for applied projects, clients, and competitive campaigns.

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Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are a creative thinker.
  • Like graphic design, writing and/or social media.
  • Are a good problem solver.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Like working in fast-paced environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising account manager
  • Sales representative
  • Copywriter
  • Brand manager
  • Creative director

Recent Employers

  • Lemonly
  • Lawrence and Schiller
  • Avera Marketing
  • Fresh Produce
  • Click Rain

Internship Opportunities

  • Daktronics
  • SDN Communications
  • Lemonly
  • 9 Clouds
  • Click Rain

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.