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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Political Science Program from University of Houston Downtown contains one of the most balanced degree plans at the University of Houston-Downtown. Students can study a wide variety of courses ranging from community politics to international relations. 
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Overview

All students in the Political Science program learn and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge, skills, and abilities in critical thinking, data analysis, digital and visual literacy, qualitative and quantitative research, and writing and oral communication. The political science degree plan includes topics such as:

  • Public Policy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Political Theory
  • Campaign Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • State and Local Government
  • Environmental Policy
  • War in the Modern World

Career options:

The degree from University of Houston Downtown prepares undergraduates for careers that requires independent thinking, personal responsibility, and knowledge, skills, and abilities related to politics at the global, national, state, and local levels.

  • American, Texas, and Local Governments
  • Armed Forces
  • Business and Political Risk
  • Campaigns and elections
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Counternarcotics
  • Counterterrorism
  • Education
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-Profit and Non-Government Organizations
  • Public Administration
  • Study and Practice of Law

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 included:

  • Federal and Texas Constitutions
  • Model United Nations/Arab League
  • United States Government 
  •  Federal Government
  • Texas Government
  • Ethics and Public Life
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Urban Politics
  • Civil Liberties in the United States
  • The American Presidency
  • Introduction to World Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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