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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Hamilton, NY, United States
The Political Science program of Colgate University is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of politics in the broadest sense and to introduce them to the skills needed for research and analysis.
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Overview

The curriculum of Political Science program of Colgate University includes courses in the principal fields of the discipline, including American and comparative government and politics, international relations, and political theory. 

Through coursework and independent study projects, students confront some of the enduring questions of politics while studying political institutions, processes, behavior, and theory. Internships in Washington on the D.C. study group combine rigorous analysis of politics and government with direct exposure to Congress, the national executive, political parties, interest groups, think tanks, and media. 

Similarly, study and internships in Geneva, Switzerland, on the department’s other study group, provide students with the opportunity to travel widely in Europe and to become immersed in the world of international organizations. The honors colloquium, in addition, offers students the opportunity to conduct significant research under the supervision of a faculty member. 

Career:

Students who major in political science are likely to be well prepared for future careers or graduate study in such fields as law, public service, international affairs, business management, teaching, journalism, and many others.

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:

  • America as a Democracy 
  • Politics and Moral Vision
  • Global Peace and War 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Comparative Democracies
  • Congress

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee 
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school senior grades
  • Official standardized testing scores (optional for all fall 2021 applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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