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.
Students may apply here.
Requirements: 18 hours with minimum grades of C
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.