Make an Impact

With fewer than a dozen undergraduate political communication programs in the United States, UNI students are sure to stand out. Our majors work with experts in both communication & media and political science, and graduate with first-hand experience gained through internships in political campaigns, legislative offices, government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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One of fewer than a dozen Political Communication programs in the country!


Poli Comm majors are exceptionally qualified for a variety of careers related to politics and communications.


Unique blend of courses from both the Department of Political Science and Department of Communication Studies.

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Department of Political Science
335 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0404


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Why Political Communication?

Find your path.

Political communication focuses on the creation, dissemination and effects of political information. Students develop skills in research, journalism, mass communication and politics. The 39-hour major includes an internship and allows you to choose among a wide variety of courses, such as:

/ Mass Communication & Society
/ Campaigns & Elections
/ Public Opinion & Voting Behavior
/ Rhetoric & Civic Culture
/ Communication, Community & Change

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Grow your future.

UNI’s political communication majors are exceptionally qualified for a variety of careers related to politics and communications, such as:

/ Political campaign management
/ Political strategy
/ Government affairs
/ Journalism
/ Media affairs
/ Public relations
/ Foreign service


Go beyond.

Students have the opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice via service-learning and internships with national, state and local government agencies, businesses and news organizations. 

The major offers many civic engagement and leadership opportunities outside the classroom, including a competitive Model United Nations team, an academic partnership with U.S. Strategic Command and our #panthersvote voter engagement efforts.

Students can also participate in organizations like Pre-law Club, Political Science Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.

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