Media and Public Affairs

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

This SPEA major, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, teaches students when and how to deploy traditional and new media tools to achieve the goals of their communities, nonprofit organizations, or businesses. Classes are an interdisciplinary mix of public affairs (e.g., government finance and budget, political action, civic engagement), journalism (e.g., public relations, visual communications), political science (e.g., voting, elections, modern political thought), informatics, and liberal arts.

Degree Maps

Degree Link MapIUPUI Admission Semester
Media and Public AffairsFall 2015 or later
Media and Public AffairsFall 2014–summer 2015

SPEA Undergraduate Course Rotations

Course Rotations (This document is for reference purposes only and should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising. Course offerings are not guaranteed and are subject to change.)

Major/Career Connection

Media and Public Affairs

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Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed 12 IUPUI credit hours
  • Must be in good academic standing, which requires the following:
    • Cumulative GPA: 2.0 or above
    • Prior term GPA: 2.0 or above
    • If a student has completed 12 hours toward the SPEA major (SPEA pre-fixed classes), they also need a C+ average in those courses (e.g., SPEA-J and SPEA-V courses).
  • Declared a SPEA major

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) Cluster. The Enterprise, Planning, and Policy (EPP) cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested business; public and environmental affairs (SPEA); tourism, conventions, and event management (TCEM); sports management; and philanthropic studies.

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