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Bachelor of Science in Advertising

The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2012-2014 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Advertising degree comprises 120 credit hours.

Core Curriculum

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts. 

Major requirements

  • A minimum of 36 and maximum of 42 hours of major-specific coursework as established by the department
  • 12 hours of business courses including MKT 320F or 337
  • SSC 306 (Statistics) -- satisfies the core curriculum math requirement. Must be taken in-residence at UT Austin

College of Communication requirements


  • Advertising students many not take more than 48 hours in the College of Communication
  • Consent of the instructor is required for some upper-division Advertising courses
  • At least 24 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division


Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for Advertising are:


Students can also fill elective hours by