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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
    Duration
Online
The Bachelor of Science in Political Science online program at UHV prepares you for professional roles in for-profit and non-profit organizations within the public and private sectors. 

About

Designed to give you an edge in a competitive job market, this program focuses on the research behind political science and how to integrate theoretical understanding of the political world into solutions for real-world problems.

Build on your critical and creative thinking in the research and synthesis process while you develop a diverse set of skills and knowledge—which can help you succeed in a variety of environments. Earning your B.S. in Political Science can lead to a lucrative career.

In this program, you will develop:

  • Analytical thinking skills that enable you to draw connections and deepen your understanding of how government and policy shape our lives
  • A thorough understanding of the different institutions and processes in which political decisions are made
  • Practical skills applying basic research methodologies—including research design, sampling, validity and techniques

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • City or County Administrator
  • State or Federal Agency Administrator
  • Regional Planner
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Public Policy Analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Public 
  • Policy World Politics 
  • Professional Writing
  • Research Methods for Political Scientist

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    61

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

Admission Requirements:

  • Apply Texas Application (online)
  • Official Test Scores for proof of the English Proficiency Requirement.
  • Official Academic Credentials/Transcripts
  • SAT and ACT scores (optional)
  • F-1 Student Agreement Form
  • Proof of Funding
  • Additional International Documents
  • Bacterial Meningitis (Needed at the time of enrollment not for admissions)
International Students:
  • Apply Texas Application
  • Official Academic Credentials/Transcripts
  • Students must submit proof of the English Proficiency Requirement
  • F-1 Student Agreement Form.ACT scores (optional)
  • Proof of Funding
  • Passport
  • U.S. Transfers
  • Bacterial Meningitis (Needed at the time of enrollment not for admissions)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 3 months.
  • In-State

    200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD per credit and a duration of 3 months.
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Funding

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