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Campaigning Certificate

Hours: 18 credits with minimum grades of C

Political science and non-major students may pursue undergraduate training in campaigns and elections, earning a certificate in political campaigning. The certificate is designed for students who may pursue careers in practical politics, including campaign management, lobbying and issue advocacy.

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Required Courses

POS 4940 Approved Internship, 3 credits minimum

At least two of these four courses, 6 credits minimum

POS 3204 Political Behavior

POS 4275 Modern Political Campaigns

POS 4443 Political Parties and Elections

POS 4463 Interest Groups

 

Electives: The remaining nine credits should be chosen from the preceding list or from the following, depending upon student interest and course availability. Students should choose one or both of the remaining basic courses (POS 3204/4275/4443/4463) as part of their electives.

POS 3122 State Politics

POS 3142 Urban Politics

POS 3173 Southern Politics

POS 3233 Public Opinion

POS 4291 Religion in Politics

POS 4931 Survey Research

POS 4931 Media and Politics

POS 4931 Money and Politics in America

POS 4931 Beyond the Beltway: Politics in States, Counties and Communities

POS 4931 Ethics in American Politics

PUP 3323 Women in Politics

Students may petition the director of the political campaigning program for permission to substitute one other course for one of the courses in the electives list. Please speak to a program coordinator for information about POS4931.