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

Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

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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



  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

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

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour


Student Fees




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



One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

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


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

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


Supports information technology

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


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)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)


Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee


One-time fee applied to all incoming students


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration


Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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


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