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Political Science

Skidmore College

48 months
58128 USD/year
58128 USD/year
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The Political Science program from Skidmore College seeks to instill in its students a lively interest in politics, in how political systems work and how we can make them work better, in contemporary political issues, in international relations and foreign policy, in political theory, and in the law. 


Department Overview

The university offer a comprehensive program that reflects the broad discipline of political science. Students take three required introductory courses followed by intermediate and advanced courses in four areas: American government, comparative government, international relations, and political theory. The Political Science program from Skidmore College is designed to serve students who wish to concentrate in a particular area, those who aspire to go on to graduate school, and those who want merely to explore the field of politics.

Our main goal is to help students think analytically about political issues. We do this by developing students’ knowledge of the four subdisciplines of political science, by cultivating in them the skills they need to understand political issues, and by enhancing their abilities to assess political situations and problems from both empirical and normative perspectives.

We aim to provide students with the historical and contemporary information they need to understand national and international political structures, behaviors, and ideas. In terms of analytical skills, we seek to offer students the methodological and technical training they require to read texts carefully; collect, analyze, and interpret data; and communicate their conclusions effectively and elegantly. We, finally, teach students to examine political issues and problems from both empirical and ethical viewpoints as a first step toward developing policy recommendations that can improve political participation, processes, and outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Politics 
  • Political Philosophy 
  • Comparative and International Politics 
  • Principles of International Politics 
  • Political Research 
  • Comparative European Politics 
  • Classical Political Thought 
  • Modern Political Thought 

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

  • Secondary School Report filled out by secondary school guidance counselor or school administrator (includes official high school transcript).
  • Two academic Teacher Evaluation Reports .
  • Midyear Report filled out by secondary school guidance counselor or school administrator or school administrator or school administrator
  • English Language Proficiency test scores for those for whom English is not their first language.
  • English fluency is required of all students as Skidmore's liberal arts curriculum is based heavily on written and oral communication. All students must have the ability to communicate inside and outside the classroom. 
  • Secondary school and university-level transcripts and recommendations. Those not in English should be accompanied by an English translation. 
  • $65 application fee (check or credit card accepted). 

Tuition Fee

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    58128 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58128 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Saratoga Springs

1282 - 2794 USD /month
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