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Do you love to write, spend time online, and create? Have your eye on a career in advertising, public relations, public service, or nonprofit marketing? At Suffolk, you can major in either advertising or public relations and learn how to make your message heard.

Whichever major you choose, you will take core communication courses and marketing communication requirements.

The Choice is Yours

As an advertising major, you’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in the fast-paced competitive world of advertising—from copywriting and social media to integrated marketing strategies. You might create ads, write a blog, create and manage website content on any given day.

As a public relations major, you will design strategic communication campaigns and events for companies and nonprofits, making the most of online, print, and broadcast media channels. Your classes will teach you to build social media campaigns, plan and promote business or social events, and advocate for your favorite cause.

You can also focus your studies in digital media, taking courses in which you will develop content for multimedia platforms.

Communicate in the Real World

Boston is a Top 10 media market, and Suffolk is surrounded by leading advertising, public relations, and marketing firms and nonprofits. You can apply what you learn in class to an internship at one of these influential employers. Will you be an advertising, public relations, marketing, broadcast promotion, sports PR, or social media intern?

89% of our recent graduates are either employed or attending graduate school for communication, business, or law. Your studies at Suffolk will prepare you to thrive as an advertising copywriter or account manager, media buyer or planner, PR account manager, event planner, Web content specialist, teacher, professor, or nonprofit fundraiser or advocate.