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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #751 (QS) Potsdam, NY, United States
Political Science from Clarkson University investigates the institutions, practices, traditions, concepts and rules by which human beings organize their lives and govern themselves.
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In the Political Science undergraduate bachelor's degree program at Clarkson University, you gain a comprehensive understanding of political institutions, politics in general and the processes of translating values and information into public policy. You'll expand your knowledge of the leading theories and disputes within the subfields of political science with diverse courses. Ultimately, you'll gain an appreciation for the need to participate fully in political life.

Political Science Careers

Graduates of our bachelor's degree program in political science can go on to a wide variety of careers that span industries and disciplines, such as lobbyists, lawyers, diplomats or foreign affairs specialists, political scientists, professors and teachers, business executives, consultants and government officials. 

Clarkson political science majors have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • large government and civil society organizations, such as Americorps
  • Law firms and practices
  • Local non-profits, such as a Chamber of Commerce
  • asset and investment management firms, such as AllianceBernstein

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:

  • Intro to Global Politics
  • Zombie Politics
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Sex, Gender and Power
  • Environmental Law
  • The Bussiness of War

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:


    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:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT score reports, Clarkson will accept self reported scores for students attending high school in the U.S. only. See guidelines.
  • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
  • Clarkson ACT code: 2698
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports, if English is not your first language
  • Certification of Finances Form (PDF) and supporting bank statement
  • Copy of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52724 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52724 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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