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Political Science

University of Southern California

B.A. On Campus
48 months
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57256 USD/year
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About

Political Science is the study of governments, political systems and processes, political behavior, political philosophy, and public policy. This program is offered at University of Southern California.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Thought
  • Law and Public Policy and several other fields of concentration.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Test Scores
  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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