Campaign Consulting, Certificate

(Code 420-601)

The Certificate in Campaign Consulting is designed for the student seeking an opportunity to learn the skills of campaign organization and management. Students develop campaigning skills including organization of workers, marketing of candidates, issue development, use of media, and campaign finance. The certificate in Campaign Consulting is the only university course of study providing training and experience in local elections.

Currently enrolled degree-seeking students who have applied to the department for the certificate and are in good standing in the University are eligible to complete a certificate in Campaign Consulting. 

Students are required to earn a total of 18 credits toward the certificate.
Required Courses:
POLS 110American National Politics3
POLS 341Political Parties, Elections, and Voting3
POLS 342Public Opinion and Political Behavior3
POLS 498Internship3
The remaining six credits are to be selected from:6
State and Local Politics
Public Administration
Media and Politics
Group and Minority Politics
Internship (campaign related) (additional 3 crs)
Total Credits18

All of these courses are regularly offered in the department.

Students seeking a certificate in Campaign Consulting must meet with the department chair and will be assigned a certificate advisor within the Department of Political Science.

NOTE:  Students cannot pursue the Political Science Major and Campaign Consulting Certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program.