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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Political science affects the air we breathe, the schools we attend, the jobs we do, the communities we live in and the taxes we pay. If you choose this major, you’ll learn the principles at work behind the decisions that affect every aspect of our lives. If active engagement in the political system is for you, a political science major is a great way to get started.
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Overview

This major in the Political Science Department examines the broad range of concerns surrounding people and the power of government; it provides a strong grounding in American government, comparative/international politics and political theory.

Political science majors are expected to complete a core curriculum covering the basics of U.S. and world politics, research techniques and political theory. In addition, students are expected to explore the different fields of political science through upper division course work. Finally, all students must complete a capstone course either through a seminar or internship experience.

Students seeking to earn the B.A. in political science at SUNY Cortland plus a master's degree in public administration at Binghamton University are required to earn their 120 credit-hour B.A. in seven semesters. In the seventh semester, accepted students will take undergraduate courses at SUNY Cortland and graduate courses at Binghamton University. The first six credits earned at Binghamton will, when combined with a minimum of 114 undergraduate credit hours at Cortland, serve to complete the undergradaute degree. All degree requirements in the student's Cortland catalog apply to the B.A. This program allows motivated students to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees within one five-year time span.

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 included:

  • Model European Union
  • Soccer: Politics, Law and Culture
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics: Europe 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Complete the FSA-2, Autobiographical Essay
  • Submit official transcripts from your secondary school
  • Submit a photocopy of the information page from your current passport
  • Submit documentation of English proficiency if English is not your native language.  (Acceptable tests and preferred scores: TOEFL 79, IELTS Band 6.5, EIKEN Pre-1)
  • Complete the FSA-4, International Student Financial Statement
  • Submit the required verification documents to support the financial statement
  • Submit the SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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