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Politics and Government, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
West Hartford, CT, United States
If you are planning a career in law, government, the civil services, politics, journalism, or the nonprofit sector, or policy analysis, our Politics and Government program at University of Hartford gives you the opportunity to explore your interests and get hands-on experience before you graduate.
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Overview

Politics and Government at University of Hartford is the study of policy, government, and law giving you an understanding about the processes by which power, authority, influence, control, freedom, wealth, and other political resources are competitively pursued, captured, and distributed. You also study how these become public policies, part of government, and the law.   

The Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government students will:

  • Develop familiarity with political processes and institutions at the local, national, and international level.
  • Be able to read and comprehend a wide range of material describing, analyzing, and evaluating political phenomena and develop a reflective awareness of their personal political values.
  • Be able to identify, apply, and evaluate political arguments.
  • Be able to understand, apply, and evaluate a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods of political inquiry.
  • Be able to apply this knowledge and these skills in oral and written discourse.

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:

  • Power and Politics in America
  • Comparative Politics 
  • International Relations
  • Conduct of Political Inquiry 
  • Capstone Seminar 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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