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Government and Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Whether you want to become a lawyer, a political correspondent, educator or civic leader, there’s no limit to what you can do with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s University.
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Earning your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics at St. John’s will prepare you for these opportunities. Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the program provides students with the analytical skills necessary to evaluate political issues and function effectively in political environments. Students also gain the writing and communications skills needed for success in any field.

Students majoring in government and politics are adept at navigating the political landscape and possess extensive knowledge in the various areas of government, through courses in:

  • American Government
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration and Public Service

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:

International Relations

  • International Relations
  • Foreign Policy of the United States
  • The Politics of War
  • International Law
  • Foreign Policy of Major Powers
  • International Political Economy
Comparative Government
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Government and Politics of Western Europe
  • Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
  • Government and Politics of Latin America
  • Russia and CIS Republics
  • The Politics of the Caribbean Sea
  • Politics of Africa
  • Governments and Politics of the Far East
  • Governments and Politics of South and
  • Southeast Asia
  • Politics of the Middle East

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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