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Studying Public Relations & Advertising at Weber State

An emphasis in public relations and advertising is a good choice for students who have a desire to pursue a career that combines communication, creativity and critical thinking.

Public Relations & Advertising Highlights

While pursuing a public relations and advertising emphasis, you are encouraged to join and participate in professional organizations, like the Public Relations Student Society of America.

The Weber State chapter of PRSSA holds regular meetings, runs professional development workshops and connects students with working professionals in the area.

Beyond the Classroom

Weber State gives you the opportunity to join its student-run public relations firm, Ogden Peak Communications. Students who participate in Ogden Peak leadership roles are eligible for tuition waivers.

Dave Smith

Class of 1994

“This program continues to evolve and offer new and improved training to provide students with the skill set they need to succeed in the ever-changing and increasingly important world of public relations. ”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Within the public relations and advertising emphasis, you can choose to pursue one of five interdisciplinary tracks:

  • Copywriting
  • Healthcare public relations
  • International public relations
  • Marketing
  • Visual communication

No matter which track you select, the public relations and advertising emphasis will give you a strong foundation in:

  • News reporting and writing
  • Advertising
  • Marketing concepts and best practices

What You Can Do After Weber

You will graduate with a strong foundation in public relations principles and an array of practical skills that allow you to seek out careers in public relations, advertising, marketing and more.

Specific job titles in these fields include:

  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales representative
  • Advertising specialist
  • Marketing product manager

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for public relations and advertising graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...