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Government & Politics

Good communication skills are essential in addressing the issues facing political leaders. Communication is necessary for gaining understanding between people, for discussing similarities and differences between groups, and for settling disputes. Careers in government and politics that benefit from a degree in communication include public information officer, speech writer, campaign director, research specialist, negotiator, lobbyist and press secretary.

Communication areas which supplement a career in government/politics: public speaking, interpersonal communication, journalism, mass communication, organizational communication, communication theory, research methods, rhetorical theory, persuasion, communication ethics and political communication.