The colleges of Communication and Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor a certificate in political communication for students who wish to supplement their undergraduate majors with an inquiry into the arena of the role of communication in politics. Political communication encompasses the interactions of political figures, political interests, the press, and the public in their efforts to persuade and influence political outcomes. The program is open to any undergraduate student in the University.
To receive a certificate in political communication, you must complete POCO 201 Introduction to Political Communication and POCO 401 Seminar in Political Communication, as well as 22 quarter hours from the courses listed below. No more than two courses from any one department can be counted toward the certificate. Many course options listed under “Courses in the Curriculum” have lower-level prerequisites that can not be waived.
A Political Communication Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements and graduation from the University. Notation of the award is recorded on your transcript. Consult the director of the Political Communication Program before the deadline for graduation to ensure that the certificate will be awarded.