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About the Advertising And Public Relations Degree Program

On Campus

Majoring in Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will be prepared for careers in communication fields. Through the courses offered, you will develop an understanding of the role and effect of advertising and public relations, and discover the many avenues and approaches organizations use to communicate. While completing the program requirements, you will learn creative strategy, media planning, persuasive communication, and professional writing for business, social and political arenas.

Advertising and Public Relations Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Advertising and Public Relations, BA BS


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Bethany Shinn

“I have always had a passion for writing, so journalism seemed like an obvious choice for me.” After graduating, Shinn had a three-month internship in Uganda with Show Mercy International. “The experience was a very valuable time to explore what your education had taught you in real-life application. While I was there, they offered me the opportunity to be their communications director. Professors inspired me to pursue my passions. I am incredibly blessed to say that I am using every area of my education at my current job, and my education has equipped me to help in areas including public relations, graphic design, marketing, management and so much more.

Bethany Shinn

Show Mercy International, Albany, OR, and Uganda

What can you do with an Advertising and Public Relations Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Advertising and Public Relations graduates work for.


  • Advertising manager/sales representative
  • Public relations specialist
  • Communications Director
  • Business development director
  • Media Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Promotions manager
  • Recruiting assistant
  • AD or PR agency

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