Degrees & Programs

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising offers the following degrees and programs:

Faculty backgrounds

Our students draw knowledge and inspiration from a faculty with extensive, diverse academic and industry experience. Therefore, students can explore many aspects of advertising and public relations, including, but in no way limited to, digital and social media, computational advertising, advertising creativity, and brand strategy.

Dedication to teaching

The department’s commitment to teaching is widely recognized across campus and the country. In 2014, nine different faculty members and instructors for the department were included on the University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. In 2015, Steven Hall was awarded the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2014, Peter S. Sheldonwas awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) advertising division. Shachar Meron is the current winner of the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising. 

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