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Government, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
A major in Government at St. Lawrence University prepares students for careers in the law, foreign service, international relations, cultural or economic development anywhere in the world, journalism, elective office and many others.
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Overview

Some colleges call it political science, but here we call it government. Government students at St. Lawrence University learn how government works not only in theory but also in practice, often through internships and other opportunities in cities like Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Canada, just 90 minutes away. The focus is both domestic and foreign, and examines issues of power and justice.

Our recent graduates have been accepted to masters programs at Cornell, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and Syracuse University, and have also attended law school at the universities of Connecticut, Michigan, and Vermont (to name a few).

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 include:

  • Introduction to American Politics  
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics.  
  • Introduction to International Politics  
  • Introduction to Political Theory  
  • Political Parties, Interest Groups and Voting Behavior.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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

    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.

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General Requirements

National

  • Common Application
  • $60 application fee or fee waiver
  • Official copy of your high school transcript
  • Official standardized exam scores (optional)
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic recommendations from teachers who have taught you in high school
  • Resume (optional)
International 
  • SAT or ACT official test score report (or certified copy). 
  • Teacher recommendation letter
  • St. Lawrence University financial aid form (we do not require CSS or ISFAA)
  • St. Lawrence waives the application fee for all international students. Please indicate on the Common Application the fee waiver status when you submit your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58330 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58330 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 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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