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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
Whether you’re considering a career in law, public policy, government administration, campaign management, advocacy or the private sector, a political science degree is excellent preparation.

Overview

It’s a major that will challenge you. Our faculty will develop your ability to think critically, assess situations and develop responses to meet any challenge. They will teach you the theories, institutions and processes of politics and government and will inform you about a wide range of political systems: local, state, national and global. You’ll learn outside the classroom, too, with for-credit internships and research opportunities in New York City, Washington, D.C. and beyond.

The programme

Political science majors complete the College of Arts and Sciences core requirements and at least 36 credits in political science. A department adviser will help you plan which courses you take and when, and they may even modify the program to meet your particular background and objectives. Our classes span the political spectrum — from U.S. politics to international relations — with focused electives that range from Development and Democracy in Africa, to Organizing Grassroots Communities, to Constitutional Law.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • United States Politics
  • Western Political Thought
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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