Bachelor of Science in Advertising
The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2012-2014 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).
The Bachelor of Science in Advertising degree comprises 120 credit hours.
A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.
A minimum of 36 and maximum of 42 hours of major-specific coursework as established by the Department of Advertising.
12 hours of Business courses.
Advertising students are required to take SSC 306 (Statistics), which will also satisfy the Math requirement in the Core Curriculum. SSC 306 must be taken in-residence at UT Austin.
College of Communication requirements
Second year proficiency, or its equivalent, in a foreign language.
Six hours of Communication courses outside your major.
Three hours Communication and Culture coursework.
Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for Advertising students are:
- Writing: two courses required
Electives are used to bring a student's total hours to 120.
Elective courses frequently taken by Communication students can be found here.
Students can also fill elective hours by declaring a minor or by completing a concentration, certificate program, or other Academic Enrichment activity.
Department of Advertising
Undergraduate Advertising Sequences
Advertising students may not take more than 48 hours in the College of Communication.
Consent of the instructor is required for some upper-division Advertising courses.
At least 24 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division.