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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Hammond, LA, United States
Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. We invite you to take a closer look at our outstanding faculty, broad selection of courses and the many opportunities we offer for learning outside the traditional classroom setting.

Overview

We have a lot to offer, whether you plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, or Social Studies Education, or any of our available graduate and minor programs. Many of our faculty members have national reputations for their scholarship. Our classes are relatively small in size but are dynamic in character.

The Political Science program from Southeastern Louisiana University prepares students for careers in politics, public administration, law and other disciplines that require knowledge of how the past affects the present and future. Students in the program learn to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, assess past trends, predict future developments and understand the real world as they prepare for virtually any career or graduate study.

Career options:

  • Analyst
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Archives
  • Business
  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication
  • Government
  • Historical parks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American Politics
  •  State and Local Politics
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Political Science
  •  Introduction to Public Law
  •  Constitutional Law
  •  Criminal Justice and the U.S. Constitution
  • The Administration of the American Courts
  •  Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • International Relations
  • International Organizations
  • The Early Middle Ages

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be eligible for full admission to Southeastern, international beginning freshmen students must meet ALL of the following criteria:Must have completed a recognized secondary school program with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.35.Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS *:

  • Minimum IELTS score required - 6.0 overall band
  • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 internet based
  • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 internet based 
Must have taken the ACT or SAT:
  • Minimum Verbal SAT of 450 or minimum 460 in Math (old format)
  • Minimum Writing and Language of 25 or 500 in Math (new format
  • Minimum English ACT of 18 or minimum Math ACT of 19

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hammond

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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