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Political Communication, Minor

The Political Communication Minor is a joint program offered through the Departments of Communication Studies, Political Science, and Journalism. The focus of the minor is on the electoral process, political rhetoric, and the role of media in political life. It is intended to address the interests and needs of students considering careers in the political sphere, either as candidates, employees, volunteers, or reporters in political organizations and campaigns.

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The political communication minor is a joint program offered through the departments of communication studies, political science, and journalism. The focus of the minor is on the electoral process, political rhetoric, and the role of media in political life. It is intended to address the interests and needs of students considering careers in the political sphere, either as candidates, employees, volunteers, or reporters in political organizations and campaigns. 

The minor will appeal to students who are interested in political communication, which may compliment a major in sociology, English, business, health disciplines, and the sciences.

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Interests of Political Communication, Minor Students

  • advertising
  • audio
  • campaigns
  • communication
  • digital
  • entertainment
  • health
  • intercultural
  • interpersonal
  • law
  • marketing
  • mass communication
  • oral
  • organizational
  • political
  • politics
  • production
  • public relations
  • public speaking
  • rhetoric
  • speech
  • strategic communication
  • television
  • video
  • writing

Co-op Opportunities

  • WilmerHale
    Boston, MA
  • Governor Charlie Baker
    Boston, MA
  • Congresswoman Nensi Pelosi
    Washington, DC
  • Boston Bar Association
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • ability to work under pressure
    • creative problem-solving skills
    • critical thinking thinking
    • leadership skills
    • listening
    • performance and presentation skills
    • project management skills
    • verbal and written communication skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • brand manager
    • campaign manager
    • campaign worker
    • creative director
    • development officer
    • health educator
    • human resources professional
    • lawyer
    • legislative assistant
    • lobbyist
    • media planner
    • meeting/event planner
    • personnel recruiter
    • public information officer
    • public relations specialist
    • researcher
    • sales representative
    • social media manager
    • speech writer
    • writer

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

d.herbeck@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Administrators:

Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

a.chin@northeastern.edu
617-373-8662

Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

a.kilgore@northeastern.edu
617-373-5517

Academic Advisors:

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

v.falasca@northeastern.edu
617-373-4960

Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

w.jackson@northeastern.edu
617-373-3210

Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

j.sweeney@northeastern.edu
617-373-3409

Emily Hornsby

Assistant Co-op Coordinator

e.smedick@northeastern.edu
617-373-3423

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