Careers and Outcomes

Careers and Outcomes

Becoming a voice in the political process

The faculty in the socio-political communication program prepare you to recommend and prepare communication strategies for the political arena based on an understanding of rhetoric, persuasion and the political process. From analyzing political messages to understanding how issues are perceived by various populations, the socio-political program specifically focuses on the role of communication in the political process.

The primary areas of study within the socio-political degree program include:

  • Public speaking, persuasion and argument
  • Political communication and political campaigns 
  • Writing for specific audiences 
  • Media analysis, media law and media use 
  • Analysis of public communication and rhetoric

With its emphasis on communication and the political process, the socio-political communication degree program prepares you for a variety of careers in or related to government and politics. Some possible career options include:

  • Elected office 
  • Government administration 
  • Graduate studies 
  • Law 
  • Lobbyist 
  • Political activist 
  • Political campaign strategist 
  • Political organizer 
  • Public relations/public affairs