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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayHumanities, Arts, Design, Communication
AdvisorDr. Erika Goines
Professor, Digital Media
850.769.1551 ext 5886
egoines@gulfcoast.edu

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale
850.872.3838
jhale2@gulfcoast.edu

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Advertising/Public Relations, A.A.

If you are interested in promoting and generating interest in products and services, have a creative mind, critical thinking skills, curiosity, an interest in pop culture and consumer motivation, then an Advertising/Public relations track is right for you.

The Advertising market is expected to grow, according to one source, 13% from 2010 to 2020.  Therefore, Advertising graduates are in high demand with plenty of employment opportunities as organizations grow their markets.

The purpose of this transfer track is to prepare you for an advanced education at the university level. You are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university you plan to attend.  

News paper advertisement for Public Relations Manager

Advertising/Public Relations Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature
Select 6 hours:
MAC1105, College Algebra 
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts 
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics 
STA2023, Statistics
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
History
Government

POS2112, State and Local Government
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking
AMH2020, U.S. History II
ECO2013, Principles of Economics, Macro or ECO2023, Principles of Economics, Micro
Select 12 hours:
Electives

What can you do with an Advertising/Public Relations Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Marketing coordinator
Copywriter
Fundraiser
Direct marketing spokesperson
Media buyer
Investor relations
Account executive
Public information officer

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida State University
University of Tampa
University of Central Florida
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Advertising/Public Relations

The Advertising market is expected to grow, according to one source, 13% from 2010 to 2020.  Therefore, Advertising graduates are in high demand with plenty of employment opportunities as organizations grow their markets.

Are you ready to Get Started?

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Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

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