​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

A minor in public affairs will prepare you to be a social activist, build a career around nonprofit work or influence political campaigns. You’ll become well versed in the ways of community issues and local and federal government. You’ll also know how to leverage platforms such as social and digital media, video and websites, and traditional media.

Put Your Degree to Work

CMU’s public affairs minor will help you make a difference in communities and organizations. The following are just a few careers you can pursue:

  • Community organizer
  • Social advocate
  • Social media campaign specialist
  • Political assistant
  • Political campaign worker
  • Government administration and communication specialist
  • Nonprofit fundraiser

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Fundraiser$50,680 per year17% (11,400 more jobs)
Political scientist$102,000 per year21% (1,400 more jobs)
Environmental specialist$63,570 per year15% (13,200 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the Department of Journalism website​ or contact:

Department of Journalism
Moore Hall 454
Email: jrndept@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3196