Media & Public Affairs

Use new media tools to champion a cause

If you’re interested in using communications strategy to further political goals, the Media and Public Affairs major might be for you. Part of the BSPA degree, this major is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. Your interdiscplinary coursework will give you a deep understanding of political communication and its impact on the U.S. political process.

You’ll take courses in law and public policy, journalism, informatics, sociology, and political science. SPEA’s Media and Public Affairs major will give you the skills necessary to use persuasive communication and media tools to achieve the goals of your community, or a nonprofit organization or business.

Leave with a tangible skillset

All BSPA degrees require at least one internship, so that by the time you graduate from SPEA, you’ll have the experience and connections to boost your career. Thanks to SPEAs proximity to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in downtown Indianapolis, you can complete an internship during the semester and graduate on time.

Meredith Wade

I've built a personal and professional network that will last a lifetime.

Meredith Wade, BSPA’16

Social dreamers. Tangible skill sets.