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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Political Science from Abilene Christian University will give you an understanding of political ideas and processes, from local to global governments and institutions. You will also develop strong writing, research, and analytical skills, which are attractive traits to employers in all industries.

Our political science program was designed to give you the option to focus on world politics, through a Bachelor of Science, or on criminal justice, through a Bachelor of Arts.

A bachelor in political science is not just a perfect major for those looking to pursue domestic or international government service; it is also a foundation for careers in criminal justice, business, journalism and education -- and for entry into law school. A degree in political science (B.S.) or political science (B.A.) will lay the foundation for an exciting and challenging career. 


  • Policy Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Correspondent
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • State Legislator
  • Urban Policy Planner
  • Polling Analyst
  • Politician
  • Campaign Staff

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National Government 
  • States and Federal System 
  • American Public Policy 
  • American Political Process 
  • American Presidency 
  • Congress and Legislative Process 
  • American Foreign Policy 
  • Public Administration 
  • Public Administration Management 
  • International Law and Organizations 
  • International Political Economy 
  • Terrorism Studies 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Comparative Public Policy 
  • West European Politics 
  • CIS and East European Politics 
  • Politics of Developing Countries 
  • Peace, Power and Politics 
  • Early Political Theory 
  • Recent Political Theory 
  • American Political Thought 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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