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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Peoria, IL, United States
Political science majors master the fundamentals of each of the disciplines’ subfields, then select advanced courses from at least two fields: American politics, comparative politics, international politics, and political theory.
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Bradley’s political science program introduces you to the inner-workings of political systems around the world with an emphasis on the American system. You learn about international relations and political theory as you engage the world’s different political systems. You can spend a semester abroad or in Washington, D.C. to enhance your understanding of politics. You also can use political science as the foundation for a pre-law degree or in conjunction with a second major. Outside the classroom, you can participate in student organizations such as the pre-law club, mock trial or student chapters of political parties. You also have the opportunity to discuss national issues with students across the country at conferences hosted by institutions such as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


Bradley University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Fundamentals of International Relations
  • Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • Topics in Political Thought
  • Topics in American Politics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete application
  • Official copy of high school transcripts sent to Bradley directly from your high school.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing service or included on an official high school transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation is recommended, but not required. In some cases, more letters may be helpful. No specific form is needed.
  • One- or two-page personal statement or essay. Be sure to include your full name on each page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Peoria

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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