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Political Science, BA/BS

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1139 (BCR) Normal, IL, United States
Students in Political Science at Illinois State University have some of the greatest opportunities for learning and growth, both as individuals and within the field as a whole.
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Overview

You can apply to this university with the help of INTO, free of charge. If you satisfy the university admission requirements and the minimum English language scores you can choose the option of direct undergraduate admission. They will help you apply to multiple universities at once, take care of the student I-20 Form for US entry, and will not charge you any fees for the university application. 

The Department of Politics and Government provides a variety of resources for its majors, an assortment of different student organizations, small class sizes, and full-time faculty teaching all levels of coursework.

Why study Political Science at Illinois State University 

Political Science students study the manner in which people organize, administer and operate their governing institutions. They investigate issues concerning international relations, the use or abuse of power, and the right and privileges of citizens.

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 include:

  • Introduction to Politics
  • U.S. Government & Civic Practices
  • Quantitative Reasoning in Political Science 
  • Introduction to the Politics of Africa, Asia, & Latin America
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  •  Political Science Professional Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • High School Diploma. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27069 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27069 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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