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Advertising and Public Relations

Majoring in Ad/PR

The Ad/PR program is a 36 credit major leading to a BA in Communications. It is a selective program that accepts admission through application only. In order to be considered for admission, students must:     
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • complete MCA 101 Intro to Media Studies with a B- or higher
  • have 45 credits before entering the major
Students are encouraged to start taking major classes when they are upper sophomores or first semester juniors and to complete the major in 4 consecutive semesters, culminating in their senior year when students are required to take the Ad/PR Workshop, the capstone course of the major. Courses such as Social Media Strategies, Ad/PR Production, Media Planning, and Event Planning are offered as electives.

Students who do not maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in the major after completing our introductory classes are either given one semester on probation in the major or are required to select a different major.

Contact Us

Advertising and Public Relations

Program Director: Lynn Appelbaum

Shepard Hall, Rm. 472
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

P | (212) 650-6561
F | (212) 650-6564
E | adpr@ccny.cuny.edu

Please click the links below to download documents for admission into the program.
Admission Requirements   |    Application for the Ad/PR Major 


APPLICATION NOTE: Fall 2014 Applications are currently being accepted.

FALL 2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 14, 2014