Media and Public Affairs

O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The media and public affairs 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 LinkIUPUI Admission Semester
Media and Public AffairsFall 2015 and beyond
Media and Public AffairsFall 2014–summer 2015

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 Connections

Media and Public Affairs

Get Admitted to the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Admission Requirements

  • Complete 12 IUPUI credit hours
  • Be in good academic standing, which requires the following:
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Prior term GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Note: If students have completed 12 credit hours toward the O'Neill major (SPEA pre-fixed classes), they also need a C+ average in those courses (e.g., SPEA-J and SPEA-V courses).
  • Declare an O'Neill major

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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