Apr 14, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

Political Communication Certificate Program

Certificate code CTPOLC

Scripps College of Communication  
Communication Studies, School of  
Schoonover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4828
Fax: 740.593.4810


Benjamin LaPoe, Ph.D., contact person

Program Overview

The Colleges of Communication and Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor a certificate in political communication (POCO) 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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students interested in political, legal, and/or media professions will find the political communication certificate program beneficial in opening up career opportunities. The research requirements/opportunities make POCO a logical step for students planning to attend graduate work in law, political science, communication, etc.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The political communication certificate program requires a minimum of 21 hours.

POCO Core Requirements

Complete the following courses:

POCO Specialization Requirements

Complete at least 15 hours with no more than two courses from the same department.