Political Campaigning


Political science and non-major students may pursue undergraduate training in campaigns and elections, earning a Political Campaigning certificate. The certificate is designed for students who may pursue careers in practical politics, including campaign management, lobbying, and issue advocacy.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

The Department of Political Science provides a high-quality educational program for undergraduate students as well as a rigorous honors program. The department also offers a highly selective graduate education ranging from innovative MA programs to a comprehensive PhD program.


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The certificate program is open to all undergraduates.

Required Courses

POS 4940Political Internship3
Select two:6
Political Behavior
Modern Political Campaigns
Political Parties and Elections
Interest Group Politics
Approved electives9
Total Credits18

Approved Electives

Select from the preceding or following list, including one or both of the remaining basic courses (POS 3204/POS 4275/POS 4443/POS 4463).

POS 3122State Politics3
POS 3173Southern Politics3
POS 3233Politics and Public Opinion3
POS 4291Religion and Politics in the United States3
POS 4931Special Topics (Beyond the Beltway: Politics in States, Counties and Communities)3
POS 4931Special Topics (Election Law )3
POS 4931Special Topics (Ethics in American Politics)3
POS 4931Special Topics (Media and Politics)3
POS 4931Special Topics (Money and Politics in America)3
POS 4931Special Topics (Race/Poverty/Voting Rights )3
POS 4931Special Topics (Survey Research)3
PUP 3323Women in Politics3

Students may petition the director of the political campaigning program for permission to substitute one other course for one of the courses in the electives list.