Political Science, Bachelor | Clark University | Worcester, United States
48 months
52000 USD/year
52000 USD/year
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As a Political Science major at Clark University, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how policies, politics and power shape people’s lives — locally, nationally and internationally. By developing your critical thinking, communication and research skills, and getting involved in the world outside the classroom, you can take the lead and effect change. 


Learning outcomes 

  • Study with Political Science faculty experts at Clark University in foreign policy and international relations; the politics of the United States, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and the Middle East; civil liberties; human rights; political theory; war and conflict; elections; globalization; domestic and international security; environmental and food politics; and more.
  • Explore three subfields of political science – American politics and public policy, comparative politics, and international relations–and choose one to examine in depth.
  • Pursue meaningful experiences outside the classroom, such as Clark’s award-winning Model United Nations Program that let you apply your knowledge of political science.
  • Take advantage of our Pre-Law Advising program and join our highly successful Mock Trial team.

Political science is the study of politics and government on both a large and small scale. Political scientists examine crucial questions such as:

  • Why are some governments stable and others unstable?
  • How do individuals and groups gain and maintain power?
  • What factors cause wars or contribute to a peaceful resolution of conflicts?
  • How do public policies affect citizens' lives and how can citizens affect those policies?
  • How do factors such as race, class, religion, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation affect people’s political attitudes and behavior?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to American Government
  • The Politics of Food
  • American Political Development
  •  Introduction to Public Policy in the United States
  • U.S. Environmental Politics
  • Political Participation in the U.S.
  •  Urban Politics: People, Power and Conflict in U.S. Cities
  • The American Presidency
  • U.S. Campaigns and Elections
  • Latino Politics in the U.S.
  • Punishment and Crime
  • Money and U.S. Politics
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • U.S. Judicial Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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32 alternative credits

Course units


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Recommendation from a guidance counselor
  • Recommendation from a teacher in a traditional academic subject
  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

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    52000 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 52000 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Worcester

1100 - 1620 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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