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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

In the Political Science program of University of West Georgia students take one course in each of the four main areas of Political Science: American Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. Students complete the major with six additional courses in areas of their choosing. Students can select from the four fields above as well as courses in Public Adminstration, policy analysis, data analytics, and law. Students complete their coursework by taking a capstone seminar during their senior year.

For the Bachelor of Science degree, the student chooses a career emphasis, such as public or nonprofit organizations, state and local government, international organizations, or foreign service, with statistics and writing as recommended tools. 

For law students in the professional preparation track, the department has developed a set of recommended courses that can fulfill requirements in the core, the major, or serve as electives.

Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate that they have developed an understanding of the constitutional, institutional, political and legal processes of the U.S. and Georgia.
  • Students will demonstrate that they have developed an understanding of the interrelationship between American governmental institutions.
  • Students will demonstrate that they have developed an understanding of the basic terminology of political science and U.S. politics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Political Science Inquiry
  • American Political Institutions
  • Gender and Politics
  • Media and Politics
  • Public Policy
  • The Judicial Process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete online application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official transcripts are sent from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  • SAT or ACT scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT website(s)
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2186 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Carrollton

  • 900 - 1400 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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