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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Political science studies basic issues in governance; political structures, processes, and controls; social conditions; and intergovernmental relations. This program helps you prepare to be an informed citizen or public servant; to succeed in a wide variety of careers; or to engage in further study of government, politics, or law.
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Overview

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this degree, students will:Identify basic and explain advanced key terms and concepts in the major fields of the discipline:
  • Political Thought and Philosophy
  • American Government and Politics
  • Comparative Government
  • International Relations
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Demonstrate the ability to:
  • Write/communicate clearly and effectively
  • Use quantitative and qualitative research tools appropriately
  • Research and analyze political issues and engage in problem solving
  • Behave ethically and professionally in keeping with disciplinary standards for personal integrity, academic honesty, respect for diversity, and civil dissent and discourse
Be prepared for:
  • Those careers outlined in the latest edition of the APSA Careers and the Study of Political Science, and especially careers in government/public service/political system or related areas
  • Graduate study/law school
  • Becoming active and involved citizens and leaders in the local community, the nation, and beyond

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students outside of United States:

    • Fall - May 1
    • Spring - December 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of Political Analysis
  • Quantitative Political Analysis
  • Senior Seminar in Political Science
  • Contemporary Political Topics
  • Gender and Politics
  • Studies in Political Science
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • The Promise and Problems of Democracy
  • Classical Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Foundations Of American Political Thought
  • Developments In American Political Thoug

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • High school GPA
  • Successful completion of a Core 40 diploma (for Indiana residents) or a strong college-prep curriculum
  • SAT or ACT exam scores
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4224 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Wayne

  • 830 - 1270 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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