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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Political Science 790 Digital Politics Certificate  

Digital Politics Certificate

Digital technologies and social media are revolutionizing the world, and the realm of politics is no exception. Traditional political behaviors from voting to issue advocacy to exercising freedom of speech and the press have been disrupted by these new technologies. International politics and security have also been dramatically transformed, as social movements and terrorist organizations that now have global reach challenge the dominance of traditional nation states. The digital politics certificate program (DPCP), offered jointly by Rutgers University-Camden's Center for Digital Studies and the Department of Political Science, is designed to:

  1. provide an opportunity for students to explore how the digital revolution is disrupting power relations and politics;
  2. develop student skills and understanding of digital technology that will open pathways to emerging careers that incorporate social media messaging and analysis, digital data analytics, digital content creation, and mobilization and communication strategy; and
  3. connect students with practitioners and experts in an array of professions transformed by digital politics.

The DPCP is open to any student of any major at Rutgers. The program is recommended for all students who are interested in learning more about the interaction of digital and political realities, including those who may want to pursue careers in related fields. Download an application.

Students who are interested in careers in myriad political sectors--from political campaigns and governmental work to nonprofit advocacy and/or organizing--will benefit from the knowledge and training provided in the DPCP program. In an increasingly digital political space, students' ability to both understand and engage with digital tools will help them to stand out to potential employers.

Course Requirements
All students enrolled in the DPCP must complete a total of six courses (18 credits) among those listed here to earn the certificate. Students are required to take three core courses and three elective courses, chosen from the categories below. The course requirements are as follows:

    50:790:218  Introduction to Digital Politics (3)
    50:209:101  Introduction to Digital Humanities (3)
    50:209:401  Digital Politics/Studies Capstone Project (3)

One applied digital studies course (3 credits) that will provide students with hands-on training in the use of digital media. Examples include Introduction to Digital Video or Introduction to Computer Graphics. See a list of courses.

Two additional content-focused courses (6 credits), including:

    One course (3 credits) within political science; and

    One course (3 credits) that is related to politics that can either be in political science or in another department. If the course is not in political science, students should check for course approval from the political science departmentchair.


Digital Politics Course Options

    50:790:103  Basic Urban Issues
    50:790:215  Introduction to American Politics
    50:790:352  Voting and Opinion
    50:790:353  Interest Groups and Social Movements

Core Certificate Course Options

    50:209:210  Multimedia Thinking
    50:209:220  Design Thinking
    50:209:230  Computational Thinking
    50:209:301/302/303  Topics in Digital Studies

Frequently-Asked Questions

1. Can I apply previously taken courses toward completion of the certificate?

Any courses taken from the fall 2015 semester forward may be applied toward completing the certificate.

2. What if I am enrolled in the digital studies major?

Any student who is enrolled in the digital studies major may apply credits earned in that program to the digital politics certificate, as long as they fulfill the criteria stated above.


For information on the digital politics certificate program, contact Professor Maureen Donaghy (, chair of the Rutgers-Camden Department of Political Science.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
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