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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
Political Science offered by Boston University explores the concerns and issues that animate public life. Using both humanistic and scientific approaches, it studies how political communities attempt to reconcile the claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority.
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Overview

Drawing on history, law, economics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, political science is a broadly based social science that shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of our time.

Our students of Political Science program offered by Boston University focus on the study of politics while advancing their skills in writing, analytical thinking, and quantitative reasoning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate substantive understanding of governmental and political processes in a global context, including mastery of key concepts.
  • Conduct political analysis using a range of qualitative and quantitative tools.
  • Reason analytically to evaluate causal claims in political science.
  • Demonstrate a capacity, in both oral and written communication, to present arguments cogently and ground them in empirical evidence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

National
  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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