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Legal and Policy Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
Maybe you've considered local politics. Or you'd like to move up in your public-sector profession. Perhaps you're thinking about law school, and this Legal and Policy Studies program from Fordham University is for you.
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Overview

The Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies Legal and Policy Studies program will provide you with sound, practical knowledge of the complex issues that shape public policy and the law.

Students may select courses focusing on criminal justice, human rights, or U.S. policymaking. All students will:

  • Achieve an understanding of public policy and its political, economic and moral impact
  • Examine the influence of social issues on law and government
  • Practice legal and policy analysis
  • Learn to conduct and interpret social research
  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills

Career

Legal and Public Policy majors can pursue careers in a wide variety of fields:
  • law
  • business
  • politics
  • government
  • the nonprofit sector

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Fordham University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org religion. Fordham University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Concepts and Issues in Legal and Policy Studies
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Law and Society
  • American Public Policy
  • Contemporary Social Issues and Policies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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