48 months
30180 USD/year
30180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Study Political Science at Canisius College and prepare for a variety of careers in public administration, politics, the law, national security, business, education or academia. Political science is also a strong foundation for teaching social studies. 


Follow your political dream – work in government, be a judge or a community leader. Get your start with a Political Science degree at Canisius College.

Explore how government and politics shape world affairs. Examine the workings of local, state, national and international government. Develop the tools necessary for research and analysis in political science, and study statistical methods and political culture and behavior. Classes emphasize simulation situations, as you plan political campaigns, serve as advance teams to political candidates and advise the U.S. president as members of his National Security Council.

Learning outcomes

The program offers many opportunities for learning outside the classroom including visits to Congress and the Supreme Court; travel to Europe for EuroSim, the international student simulation of the European Union; and political internships in Buffalo, Albany and Washington. You will develop a resume that sets you apart in a competitive job market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The American Constitution
  • American Political Process
  • Western Political Tradition
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic - rolling admissions, students are encouraged to apply by March 1.International - at least 30 days prior to the start of your first term


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Canisius College and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application (Canisius College App or Common App)
  • Copy of Passport biographical page
  • Secondary school transcripts. These transcripts must be originals, in English, certified by your school. 
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • If you have attended a college or university, please submit transcripts with English translations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30180 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30180 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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