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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Dig deeper into how governments function, public policies, and ideologies. Learn how you can have an impact on the world, with the Political Science program of Andrews University.
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Overview

Why Political Science at Andrews

  • The Political Science program of Andrews University is perfect for the student who enjoys politics, foreign affairs and critical thinking. You’ll learn these concepts and more from our Christian professors.
  • We’ve got connections. Our students perform internships in places like Washington D.C. and the U.S. Embassy in Suriname. Recently, one of our interns snapped a selfie with former President Bill Clinton!
  • Connect with classmates through student organizations like the Pre-Law Society and our Honors Societies.
  • We encourage internship and research opportunities so you can get the hands-on experience you need. Our professors are at the forefront of research.
  • Andrews offers both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in political science. You can choose your program based on your interest in foreign language.

Careers in Political Science

A political science degree opens the door to a number of fields: government, education, business, law and more. Begin your career as a college professor, politician, legislator, lobbyist or judge. Some jobs require a higher degree, but with our program, you'll be ready for graduate school or to work right away.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History & Political Science (HPSC)
  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • American Foreign Relations
  • Comparative Political Theory and Method

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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