Students majoring in political science with a public affairs concentration take an interdisciplinary program of study that combines government relations, media studies, issue management, corporate and social responsibility, information dissemination and strategic communication. Graduates are prepared for careers in businesses and organization influencing public policy, building and maintain a strong reputations and finding common ground with stakeholders. Graduates complete the concentration having gained a theoretical and practical overview of the field, in part through a required internship in the public affairs domain. The concentration requires 36 credit hours, which include 24 hours of core curriculum and 12 hours of approved electives, at least sixof which must be political science courses.
Political Science Major with Concentration in Public Affairs – 36 hours
Core Curriculum – 24 hours
12 credit hours chosen from the following:
(Must take at least 6 hours in POL courses)
How does the Electoral College work? Assistant Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo explains what the Electoral College is and the role it plays in electing the president of the United States, in this episode of The Meredith Minute.
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