The political science undergraduate major provides a comprehensive study of political institutions and processes. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of political issues while developing critical thinking and research skills. Students who major in political science often pursue a variety of academic opportunities and professional experiences including research opportunities and internships. Political science majors go on to careers in law, public policy, business, research, non-profit organizations, campaigns, consulting, and related professions.
University of Southern California's Political Science undergraduate program offers a systematic study of political institutions and processes. Our students are exposed to normative and empirical political theories, acquire training in analytical thinking and research methods, and become familiar with the diversity of political systems, peoples, cultures, and nationalities. Our program prepares students for careers in government, law, administration, research, public policy, consulting, and related professions.
The POSC curriculum covers the core theories and concepts in political science, providing majors with knowledge of American Politics, Comparative Politics, Law and Public Policy, and Political Theory. The department also offers minors in several focused fields of study, such as Law and Society; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Human Rights; and Applied Politics.
Many POSC students complement their studies at USC with study abroad programs, internships, and programs on state and federal government in Sacramento, CA and Washington, D.C. The Department also offers the multi-semester, award-winning Trial Advocacy Program, preparing participants for law school and other post-graduate education.
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- American Politics
- Comparative Politics
- Political Thought
- Law and Public Policy and several other fields of concentration.
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation: One letter is required from either your school counselor or a teacher from your school. Applicants to the School of Cinematic Arts must submit three letters of recommendation.
- Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Application Requirements section, below, for more information.
- Submit your fall grades (when available)
International57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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