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Online Bachelor’s in Mass Communication - Political Communication

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Change the World Through Communication, Politics, and Law.

Political communication is more than just politics. Practitioners in this field think critically and quickly, become leaders in their communities and understand the importance of effective communication in shaping the policies of the world. Graduates with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication with a Concentration in Political Communication develop skills that allow them to effectively interpret and communicate information to both mass media professionals and other individuals involved in political and governmental processes.

Political communication graduates are highly desirable, whether you want to be a political journalist, campaign manager, political consultant, speechwriter, make political ads or work on public diplomacy. Graduates of our program are now working on Capitol Hill as press secretaries to members of Congress, at major news networks, and throughout Louisiana politics and government.

If you care about politics, love to discuss how policies might affect the population, strive to influence how politics is discussed in this country, or simply want to improve the quality of political dialogue, then political communication is the major for you.

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Learn from a top-tier, award-winning faculty

LSU’s professors are recognized as thought leaders in their fields, ensuring that the online experience is as rewarding as that of an on-campus classroom.

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Learn from a leader in political communication

As one of the only political communication programs in the country, The Manship School’s political communication program is designed to prepare you by focusing on the intersection between politics and messaging.

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Connect with an expansive alumni network

LSU’s alumni network can help open doors to opportunities across the country is a wide range of industries.

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Be a Part of the Tiger Nation

Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana.

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You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BA in Mass Communication with a concentration in Political Communication program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits. LSU Online also offers financial aid to qualified applicants. Click here to learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $379

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,370

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $45,480

Admission Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major:

  • Application required
  • One full-time semester completed at LSU
  • 3.0 GPA overall
  • Grade of "B" or better in MC 2010 (Media Writing)
Course Listings
  • MC 2010: Media Writing | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 2015: Visual Communication | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 2035: Digital Brands | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 3080 or 3081: Mass Media Law | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 4090 or 4091: Media Ethics and Social Responsibility | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 3504: Introduction to Political Communication | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 3505: Media and Policy Processes | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 3510: Political Communication Research | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 3520: Political Communication Writing | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC 4520: Advanced Seminar in Political Communication | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC Electives | Credit Hours: 6
  • EXST 2201: Introduction to Statistical Analysis | Credit Hours: 3

One of the following:

  • POLI 2051: American Government | Credit Hours: 3
  • POLI 2053: Introduction to Comparative Politics | Credit Hours: 3
  • POLI 2057: Introduction to International Politics | Credit Hours: 3
Why a BA in Mass Communication With a Concentration in Political Communication?

If you find policies exhilarating, are always in the middle of the debate, and want to change the world through communication, politics, and the law, then the BA in Mass Communication With a Concentration in Political Communication is right for you. In this area of study, you will learn to use critical thinking and effective communication skills to help shape and steer the policies that govern our society. This program also provides a solid foundation if you plan to attend law school.