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Applied Politics

Prepare yourself for a career in practical politics with courses relevant to the machinations of the American political system. This concentration will also help you develop tangible skills—such as diplomacy and networking—through experiential courses and internships.

What Will You Study?

Majors in this concentration will obtain a functional understanding of political campaign budgeting and strategy, predictive modeling, lobbying, legislative politics, fundraising, and communications. 

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

The two required courses for this concentration include Applied Politics and one internship.

Electives (12 credit hours)

Students may choose from electives such as Politics and Mapping, U.S. Congress, Wrongful Convictions, Introduction to Policy Analysis, Interest Groups and Political Parties, Urban Politics, among others.