The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's campaign consulting certificate is designed for those interested in campaign organization and management.
Throughout the certificate program, you'll develop critical campaigning skills, including those related to the organization of workers, marketing of candidates, development of issues, use of media and campaign finance. Coursework is rooted in real, experiential training, providing you with professional experience in local election work. A required internship will further immerse you in the world of politics and allow you to make valuable professional connections.
Personalized studies. A portion of the campaign consulting certificate is made up of courses chosen by you, allowing you to study the topics that most interest you or align with your career goals. Explore topics like state and local politics, how the media influences the political agenda and experiences of minority groups within the American political system.
Internship experience. As part of the campaign consulting certificate, you'll take part in a political or administrative internship, providing you with real-world connections and experiences. These experiences count for credit and are an excellent addition to your resume.
The campaign consulting certificate — through political science curriculum and a required internship — will focus on four core areas of study: communication skills, research skills, knowledge of American politics and civic responsibility. Throughout the program, you will learn how to write and speak effectively; construct research questions using appropriate sources and methods to answer them; analyze political behavior, institutions and law or policy; and demonstrate the sense of responsibility necessary to become a constructive global citizen.
What classes do campaign consulting students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- American national politics
- Public opinion and political behavior
- Group and minority politics
- Media and politics
- Public administration
Learn more about the campaign consulting certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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