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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Bend, IN, United States
Political Science courses at Indiana University South Bend offered by the department introduce students to the study of government and politics, including an understanding of public affairs, different political systems, and political ideas.
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Overview

This Political Science program at Indiana University South Bend intends to educate citizens who can think critically about politics and its place in their lives and in society; to provide a general liberal arts education for students continuing on to a wide variety of careers, including public service; and to help prepare those students who choose to continue on to graduate school or law school.

Learning outcomes

Through their coursework, students also come to understand some of the ways in which political scientists study politics; and learn to express themselves cogently in writing and orally. The department seeks to achieve these goals through its instructional program: a master’s degree, three graduate certificates, a major, a minor, and the political science courses taken by students majoring in other disciplines as part of the general education requirement.

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 Topics 
  • Controversies in United States Politics 
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Public Opinion and Political Participation 
  • Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion 
  • The American Presidency 
  • The United States Congress 
  • Gender and Politics 
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction
  • Six to eight semesters of mathematics
  • Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology)
  • Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3447 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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