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Government, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
The Department of Government at the College of William & Mary is a remarkable community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff committed to the study of politics and governance. 
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Overview

Our interests span the full range of political behavior and institutions, from the beliefs of ordinary citizens to relationships between nations. We also seek to develop awareness of the moral and ethical implications of political action.

Government faculty members from the College of William & Mary are productive scholars devoted to excellent teaching and the well-being of their students. Among other professional fields, alumni of the Department hold leadership positions in government, the corporate world, non-profit organizations, the legal profession, and education.

Undergraduate Research

  • The Government Department is a national leader in undergraduate research. Our faculty and students collaborate on a wide variety of research projects. 
  • Students may choose to pursue an individual research topic, either through the Honors program or Independent Study. William & Mary has many resources available to undergraduates for their research. Swem Library can connect students to information about government and political theory as well as data from governments. There are also financial resources available to students engaged in research.

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: 
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Political Parties
  • Political Polling and Survey Analysis
  • Game Theory and Politics
  • European Politics
  • Politics of Developing Countries

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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