Argumentation and Public Policy Undergraduate Certificate

Make your case

Focus your communication skills on legal and political issues.

Explore how public policy gets created and implemented. Analyze the key issues and develop action plans.

Become a better advocate for your company or political group.

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Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in argumentation and public policy.

Argumentation and Public Policy

This certificate provides the coursework to broaden the student’s experience of applied argumentation in the context of public policy. The courses provide the student with the background to make, refine, refute, and evaluate public policy arguments in a variety of subject areas at the undergraduate level.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. COM 321(6), 322(3). Note: COM 321 must be repeated to a minimum of 6 hours.
  2. Three hours from the following in consultation with certificate advisor: COM 397(1-3), 450(3), 454(3), 496(1-3); PLS 301(3), 535(3), 555(3), 573(3).
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.


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