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Political Science, B.A.

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Whether you are pursuing a major, minor or certificate, the program in Political Science from University of Detroit Mercy will help to position you for success with both theory and practice of legal concepts and an understanding of political science. 

About

Our world is made up of diverse and complex cultures and ideologies that create the foundation for our membership in the human polity.  Understanding the rules and relationships that govern societies and learning to research and to ask the questions that serve as the catalyst for change, allow you to see the application of theory in the real world.

Learning outcomes

University of Detroit Mercy's Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science offers you a flexible program organized around the various subfields of political science but also allows substantial concentration in an area of personal interest.

In addition, if you are interested in pursuing a legal career, Detroit Mercy's political science major emphasizes the development of skills, such as critical thinking and writing, necessary for entering and completing law school. You may also consider completing Detroit Mercy's legal studies certificate to supplement your interest in law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: National students application deadline:March 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • American Politics 
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • International Relations 
  • Elements of Political Thought 
  • Senior Seminar 
  • Statistics 
  • Political Science Electives 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

Required Documents

In addition to the application, all freshman applicants must submit:

•   High school transcript

•   ACT or SAT scores

•   A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice

•   Letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    14420 USD/semester
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  • National

    14420 USD/semester
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Living costs for Highland Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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