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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
With Capitol Hill nearby and the White House just blocks away, George Washington University is the ideal place to study political science. Students in the Political Science program benefit from rigorous study as well as ample opportunities to intern on Capitol Hill or at government agencies.
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Part of the social and behavioral sciences discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program examines politics in depth on both a national and international scale.Related majors and minors include history, anthropology, psychology and sociology.

Students learn a variety of subjects within the field, including comparative politics, 20th-century political thought, international politics, the American presidency and public policy.

What is the Political Science community like at George Washington University?

Faculty members are leaders in the political science field, and they regularly engage students on theory and research topics.

What can I do in the Political Science field?

Occupations include researcher, public affairs specialist, fieldworker, policy analyst, campaign aide and congressional staff member.

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:
  • Dean's Seminar.
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics.
  • Intro to Comparative Politics.
  • Introduction to American Politics and Government.
  • Intro-American Politics & Govt.
  • Introduction to International Politics.
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Sophomore Colloquium.
  • Variable Topics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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