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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
The Political Science program of Siena College 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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As a major in the Political Science program of Siena College, 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.

Your future success

Siena political science major are well-prepared for future careers or graduate study in government service, public policy and administration, law, international affairs, teaching, journalism and nonprofit or private sector careers. Recent alumni have launched careers like political director, legislative director, attorney, government and community affairs representative, legislative aide, policy director and digital marketing specialist.

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:

  • Contemporary U.S. Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Design & Qualitative Methods
  • Statistical Applications in Quantitative Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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