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This certificate program emphasizes the intersection of politics and communication. Students will gain exposure to academic theory and hands-on learning experience that focuses on the relationship between political structures, systems, and processes and professional communication, in particular journalism and public relations. It is designed for students seeking preparation for careers in a number of fields, for example, political consultants, campaign managers, legislative aids, lobbyists, public policy and media analysts, speech writers, political journalists, and public relations professionals.
No more than 6 hours of elective coursework may come from one department or school.