The Political Science program at Wellesley College explores a wide range of questions regarding the concepts and norms central to the study of power and politics (e.g. authority, domination, gender, freedom); the structure and operaions political institutions and processes (e.g. governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, elections); the complex factors involved in political and economic development; social movements and processes (e.g. women's movements, immigration, revolution); comparative political systems (e.g., democracy, authoritarianism); political trends and transformations in various regions (e.g., East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa); and analyses of current affairs in the many realms and contexts in which politics take place.
What is political science?
Political science is primarily concerned with questions about power: What is power? How is power gained and how is it lost? Who has power and who should have it? How is it organized? How is it used? How is it abused? Students who have majored in political science have gone on to work in a diverse array of fields, including journalism, the nonprofit sector, public service, government, law, political organizing, pre-collegiate and graduate education.
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Programme StructureOur courses explore a wide range of issues about politics including:
- the concepts and norms central to power and politics (e.g., authority, domination, gender, freedom);
- the structure and operations of law and institutions (e.g., the U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations, non-citizen organizations);
- the influence of politics on economics and vice versa;
- the historical, sociological and cultural factors involved in political development; social movements and processes (e.g., revolution, women's movements, immigration);
- comparative political systems (e.g., democracy, communism); political trends and transformations in various regions (e.g. Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America);
- interactions among countries, international organizations, ngos, and other non-state actors in the global system;
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 1146 other Bachelors in Political Science in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Your academic preparation as an applicant for admission to Wellesley should include:
- training in writing
- the interpretation of literature
- at least one laboratory science
- other academic studies customary for university admission
- fluency in all areas of the English language: reading, writing, and verbal skills.
International60424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.
National60424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State60424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Wellesley
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