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B.A./B.S. Advertising

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Promoting Products & Services

Advertising is everywhere. In this program, you will develop a versatile set of skills to be successful in this evolving media landscape. Advertising students learn to write, create, sell, schedule and produce media messages to promote products and services. Graduates pursue careers in fields ranging from corporate advertising and marketing to media sales and brand management. Students acquire skills in media planning, account management, research, Internet communications, copywriting and graphic design.

Fast Facts

  • Participate in American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition (Ad Team).
  • Work with faculty with professional experience.
  • Take classes in marketing, graphic design and digital media.
  • Personalized advising with focus on internships and career planning.
  • 2013 College Media Matters “Top 50” U.S. journalism programs.
  • UI offers the only stand-alone Advertising degree in Idaho.
  • Copywriter or graphic designer
  • Advertising sales representative
  • Marketing director
  • Promotions
  • Account executive for advertising agency


Job Placement

Networking through JAMM Advisory Board and professional groups in Idaho and the Northwest.

Salary $25,000 - $100,000 per year, based on national averages
Degree Roadmap

Download a PDF of a sample "Four Year Program." 
Find your advisor:
For additional information go to: JAMM/Majors & Minors.

Degree Prep

There are no specific degree preparations. However, writing classes, art classes, work on high school publications, or participation in DECA or business clubs are helpful.


$37,000 annually, usually in $250-$1000 amounts

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Lab Fees

$100 fee for Ad Competition team (optional course)

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Hands-On Learning
  • The Argonaut
  • Blot
  • KUOI FM 


  • Digital Arts Imaging (NJ)
  • The Meadow Club (NY)
  • Advantage Advertising (Lewiston)
  • DrakeCooper (Boise)
  • Lewiston Tribune


  • Ad Club
  • Public Relations Club