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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

By studying Political Science at California State University Channel Islands, you’ll gain an understanding of government, public policy and political behavior that you can apply to a variety of careers and in daily life. 

Because Political Science is tied to many disciplines, you’ll get broad exposure to areas such as economics, history, communication, foreign languages, sociology, statistics and quantitative analysis, as well as opportunities for international study, civic engagement and service learning.

Top careers include:

  • Attorney
  • Congressional office/committee staffer, coordinator, director or aide
  • Federal agent/law enforcement officer
  • Government analyst
  • Journalist
  • Activist/Lobbyist
  • Policy or political analyst
  • Public information officer
  • Pollster/public opinion analyst
  • Teacher

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 include: 
  • Comparative Government 
  • American Political Institutions 
  • Research Methods in Political Science 
  • Political Theory 
  • Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences 
  • The Politics of Race and Ethnicity 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

  • Semester at CI Application Packet 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $250.00
  • Bank Statement – you must show a minimum of $15,400.00 for one semester
  • English Proficiency Score 
  • Passport Copy
  • Course Request Form for Semester at CI 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Instructions on how to submit credit card payment is here.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6802 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6802 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Camarillo

  • 1100 - 1600 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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