B.A. in Political Communication

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication degree, offered online or on campus, will prepare you to have influence as a media professional who communicates the truth beyond the headlines. You will learn to think analytically, listen carefully and communicate persuasively – with technical and moral excellence. As one of the top bachelor's degree programs in political communication, our course work will teach you principles of investigation and news gathering, reporting, interviewing, storytelling, and building strategic information campaigns, guided by accuracy and fairness that sets you apart in your field.

  • Investigate fundamentals of the American government system, political participation, public opinion and voting behavior.
  • Practice crafting compelling storylines and scripts and communicating persuasively.
  • Learn to package content for public relations, advertising, social media, and interactive marketing.
  • Develop your portfolio of academic, journalistic, creative and professional writing, both for print and web. Qualified Political Communication majors can earn up to 12 credit hours toward a Regent M.A. in Political Communication while completing their bachelor’s.

Career Opportunities:

  • Journalism / Media Relation
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Communications and Political PR
  • Marketing
  • Government Positions

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester

  • Less than 12 credit hours

 

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee  (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment Deposit – On-Campus Students

Enrollment Deposit – Evening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$250/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$20/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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