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Political Science, B.A.

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Watervliet, NY, United States
Siena’s political science program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for U.S. and world politics. Here, you’ll actively participate in local, state and international political arenas. You'll graduate as an informed and empowered citizen ready for a range of careers in this diverse, interconnected and complex world.
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Overview

As a political science major, you'll have seemingly endless opportunities study and experience American politics, political theory, public law, international politics, and public policy inside and outside the classroom. Intern at the state capital. Take travel courses. Join Model UN, Moot Court/Mock Trial and Political Science Society. Develop sought-after skills including leadership, critical thinking, confidence in writing and public speaking, ability to make compelling and persuasive arguments, adaptability, culture awareness and understanding, as well as social responsibility. An 18-credit minor is also offered. 

Saints will choose one of four tracks to pursue: general political science, American politics and justice, international relations, or public policy and administration. Through a selection of elective courses, you'll be able to dive into a specialized curriculum that suits your interests. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary U.S. Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics
  • World Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    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:

    5.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

 To apply to Siena as an incoming freshman, follow the steps below:

  • Choose either Siena’s Fast Forward Application or the Common Application
  • Submit one essay or graded paper
  • Official high-school transcript
  • School counselor letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36675 USD/year
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    36675 USD/year
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