Communication skills are essential to address the issues that challenge political leaders and our systems of government. Communication is the basis for gaining understanding between people, discussing similarities and differences, and settling disputes.

Communication and government/political-related careers

  • public information officer
  • speech writer
  • legislative assistant
  • campaign director
  • research specialist
  • program coordinator
  • negotiator
  • lobbyist
  • press secretary
  • elected official

Communication courses that can enhance a government career

  • interpersonal communication
  • communication theory
  • communication research methods
  • organizational communication
  • argumentation theory
  • rhetorical theory and criticism
  • introduction to political communication
  • communication and diversity