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Political Science and Public Service (International Relations and Comparative Politics), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students in this Political Science and Public Service (International Relations and Comparative Politics) program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga learn about global problems: conflict, ethnic violence, refugee flow, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and how differing political systems and cultures seek to address these problems in an interdependent world.

 

Courses within the concentration range from understanding government structures of various regions of the world in an area studies focus to topical courses within broad themes of international security, international law and organizations, and the international relations theory that holds it all together.  Courses are designed to enable students to analyze global problems in a manner that is theoretically-informed and conceptually rigorous.  Focusing on current issues in global politics placed in historical context, the concentration is designed to prepare students for a variety of related careers in national government, international organizations, law, business, journalism, diplomacy, public service, and academics.

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 Included:

  • Special Topics in Area Studies
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Politics: China
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Advanced Topics in International Relations and Foreign Policy
  • Advanced Topics in Comparative Government
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Political Science Internship
  • Writing for the Social Sciences
  • Writing Beyond the Academy
  • Departmental Thesis
  • Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Language Proficiency
  • Scores must be no more than two years old.
  • Financial Documents: Documentation of financial resources sufficient for nine months of study must be received prior to issuance of an I-20.
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Academic Credentials  
  • Original or attested copy of high school diploma
  • Complete and official transcript (statement of marks) for each high school and/or college attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12499 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12499 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chattanooga

  • 912 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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