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Ohio University Majors

Political Communication Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Colleges of Communication and Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor a certificate in political communication (POCO) for students who wish to supplement their undergraduate majors with an inquiry into the arena of the role of communication in politics. Political communication encompasses the interactions of political figures, political interests, the press, and the public in their efforts to persuade and influence political outcomes. The program is open to any undergraduate student in the University.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students interested in political, legal, and/or media professions will find the political communication certificate program beneficial in opening up career opportunities. The research requirements/opportunities make POCO a logical step for students planning to attend graduate work in law, political science, communication, etc.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Communication


Scripps College of Communication 
Communication Studies, School of 
Schoonover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4828
Fax: 740.593.4810

Administrative Contact

Benjamin LaPoe, Ph.D., contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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