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Political Communication, B.A.

Political Communication, B.A.

This major is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Political Science. This is a sample plan of study with a suggested sequencing of classes for the major.  University electives may be applied to earn additional academic majors, minors, or certificates.  Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor to plan their specific semester schedule to include UNIFI/General Education program and/or university elective hours required.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
POL AMER 1014 Power & Politics in the U.S. 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring
COMM COR 1010 Mass Communication and Society 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 12
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
POL GEN 2010 or COMM COR 2020 or COMM 4023 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring
Political Communication elective/Communication & Media course 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 12
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
POL AMER 4160/5160 Political Communication (or COMM 4216) 3
POL AMER 3112 Campaigns and Elections (offered even Falls only) 3
COMM 4444/5444 Communication, Community, and Change 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
COMM 4211/5211 Rhetoric and Civic Culture 3
POL AMER 3150 Public Opinion and Voting Behavior 3
Political Communication elective/Political Science elective 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
COMM 3900 Internship in Communication or POL GEN 3181 Internship in Politics 3
Political Communication elective/Communication & Media course 3
Political Communication elective/Political Science course 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Political Communication elective/Communication & Media course 3
Political Communication elective/Political Science course 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 9
 Hours15
 Total Hours120