Media and public affairs

O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Only for students admitted to IU Indianapolis prior to fall 2022.

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.

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One of the most difficult tasks of being a college student is figuring out what classes to take and when to take them. In order to make the process a little easier, each major at IU Indianapolis has its own degree map outlining the path you should take to graduate as quickly as possible.

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Media and public affairs

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

Admission requirements
  • Complete 12 IU Indianapolis 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
  • 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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