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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Philadelphia, PA, United States
The study of Political Science introduces students to the way public affairs are conducted on local, regional, national and international levels. At Saint Joseph’s University, the political science major incorporates both humanistic and scientific approaches in its curriculum.
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Overview

The Political Science program from Saint Joseph's University familiarizes students with the main branches of contemporary political science, from the timeless classics of political thought to the current issues affecting regional, national and world politics. Students become aware of the increasing interconnectedness between domestic affairs and international trends and developments.

Political science majors are typically fascinated with current events and want to learn more about both what is happening and why. Class sizes are generally small, allowing students and faculty to develop strong relationships. Many students pursue a minor in related disciplines, such as history, economics, English, philosophy, or a foreign language, and majors frequently study abroad.

Career

The political science major offers a solid foundation for graduate and legal studies. Graduates work in a wide variety of fields, including law, education, social services, communications, diplomacy, business and politics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Macro Economics 
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Global Politics
  • Introduction to Political Thought

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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts for all credits earned, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, test must be taken within the last 7 years
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee of $35.00
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, test must be taken within the last 2 years
  • Proof of ability to pay educational expenses from a bank and an affidavit of financial support
  • An official course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate and graduate education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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