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Political Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

To ensure a strong foundation across all aspects of political science, we offer a comprehensive curriculum with topics in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Our students become engaged with the political system in a way that fosters a lasting ethic of political participation. In addition to political knowledge, we also work to impart the skills most important to a liberal arts education, namely critical thinking, research, writing, and presenting skills.

Students intending to teach Political Science in secondary schools must have two majors (Political Science and Secondary Education) and work with advisors in each field.

AIC Political Science majors have gone on to work in a variety of fields, including:

  • Journalism
  • Business
  • International affairs
  • State and local government
  • Law
  • Public administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    AIC reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once a complete application is received a decision is typically made within two weeks.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro to American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Seminar in Political Science
  • Political Thought I
  • Political Thought II
  • American Political Thought
  • Issues in Modern Political Thought
  • Intro to American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Standardized test scores (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Personal statement (optional)
  • English proficiency
  • Activities summary
  • Personal interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 1020 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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