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Politics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Major or minor in this provocative topic to explore fundamental issues that we face as human beings, from questions about our own roles as individual political actors to questions about political laws and institutions around the world to broad questions about power, values and public life.

Majors take eight general courses, including one course from each of the four subfields (political theory, American politics, comparative politics, international relations). Seniors complete a senior seminar and oral exam. Those who desire a greater depth in a particular area may opt for a subfield specialization and/or a year-long, two-course independent project resulting in a thesis.

Our close-knit Politics Department is active, often hosting speakers and gatherings for informal talks and lunches.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Classical Political Theory
  • Modern Political Theory
  • PAmerican Political Thought
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • United States Foreign Policy
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Political Freedom
  • The United States Congress
  • American Constitutionalism I: Structures of Power
  • American Constitutionalism II: Rights and Liberties
  • City of Angels, City of Quartz
  • Urban Politics and Public Policy
  • Politics of Environmental Justice
  • Gender and Politics
  • Blacks in the American Political Process
  • Race, Class and Power
  • The Politics of Immigration and Citizenship
  • The Global Politics of Food and Agriculture
  • The Global Politics of Water
  • Comparative Democratization: How Far Can Democracy Travel?
  • International Human Rights
  • NGOs and Transnational Politics
  • International Organization, Communication and Power.
  • Latina/o Politics
  • Statistics for Politics and International Relations
  • American Democracy in Theory and Practice
  • Writing about Justice
  • The U.S. and Iraq
  • Green Political Theory: Ecology, Environmentalism, and Apocalypse

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s): For most students, this means asking your high school counselor to submit your official transcript(s) with grades through your junior year.
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation: Submitted by your high school counselor. We require all disciplinary questions to be fully answered on the Common Application School Report. Leaving the questions blank or answering "School policy prevents me from responding" is not acceptable. We will be unable to release an admissions decision without a completed disciplinary history from a school administrator.
  • Mid-Year Report by Feb. 15.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers of core academic areas (English, foreign languages, math, science and social sciences), and whose classes you took during your junior or senior year.
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70: If the fee represents a financial hardship, a fee waiver can be requested on the Common Application or the Coalition Application. The QuestBridge application is free.
  • If you are applying from a school where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must also submit official scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If providing these results presents a hardship, please contact us for alternatives.
  • Scores from the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT: Please send all your scores directly to Pomona from the testing agency. We will consider your highest section scores on either the “old” or the “new” SAT by superscoring; we will not superscore across the “old” and “new” SAT tests; we will superscore ACT section scores. The writing section on the SAT and ACT is optional but recommended. SAT Subject Test scores are optional. In addition to the SAT or ACT test results, homeschooled students must submit scores from four SAT Subject Tests or a combination of four SAT Subject Tests and AP or IB Higher Level examination results in a variety of fields.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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