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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
Local, state and federal governments are built on a complex structure of systems, issues, ideas, processes and policies. In this program, you will examine the science behind politics and the factors that help make governments work..
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  • Use your leadership and strong communication skills in courses designed to prepare you for a career in politics, communications, public affairs, human resources and other civil servant positions. Get hands-on experience through internships with the legislature and political campaigns and explore American political history, civil rights and globalization.
  • As a political science major, you will explore modern-day political issues – like health care and education – and study the history of governments around the world. You will learn about topics related to globalization, American presidencies, political revolutions, civil rights and more. Students gain practical exposure to the field through internships with the legislature, political campaigns and other hands-on learning opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Political Parties and Elections
  • American Congress
  • American Political Culture
  • American Interest Groups & Social Movements
  • American Presidency
  • The Judicial Process.

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.

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    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

You must submit:

  • An application for admission.
  • $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
  • ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
  • Official high school transcript showing graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted for early admission.
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    21300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $815,000.

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