B.A. On Campus

Political Science

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Science program of Rutgers University is grounded in the classics yet oriented toward the future.


About the Program

We start with ancient Greek political thought to lay the foundations for understanding political action. These and more modern political philosophers suggest ways to live and to govern the community.

We build on those foundations with modern quantitative analysis, institutional exploration of American government, comparative analysis of the world, and practical internship experience.

Students learn strong critical thinking and communication skills. We explore what “is” and what “ought to be.” We will expose you to normative understandings of the world while giving you the tools to confront and critique the modern world.

The Political Science program of Rutgers University combines political philosophy, public policy, international comparisons, entrepreneurial action, and practical experience. Our students follow many career paths, from the law to business, government service, diplomacy, and social activism. We’re proud of our students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nature of Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Government
  • Law & Politics
  • Politics of Disability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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