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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students develop an understanding of broad, philosophical questions as they relate to politics. They learn to discuss and analyze critically U.S. political institutions and the many public policy issues facing the United States and the world. They are taught how to analyze and understand world affairs and international relations. They are taught how to evaluate and compare political phenomena across different countries. They are trained in appropriate research techniques for the study of political actors, institutions and processes in a complex, interdependent and diverse world. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The political science major allows students to choose from a wide range of courses and subjects within the political science discipline. A common core of courses provides students with the foundational knowledge and research skills needed to pursue more advanced work at the upper division level. In core courses students study the relationship among values, ideology, and politics (POLS 201); fundamental issues in American politics (POLS 202); the logic of research in political science (POLS 302); comparative political analysis (POLS 303); theory and analysis of international politics (POLS 304); and a senior research seminar (POLS 498). 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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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

  • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate.
  • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents.
  • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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