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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rock Hill, SC, United States
The study of political science provides students with an understanding of politics, law, international relations, government and public administration. Recent graduates have gone to work for local, state, national and international organizations. A large percentage of our graduates go to graduate or law school.
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Overview

Political Science is a discipline that focuses on the nature of “power” – whether this power is held by an individual or a group, elected officials or monarchs, government agencies or protestors.

Political Science inquiry critically examines the structures and functions of governments, elections, political parties, interest groups, social movements and more. Political Scientists study both the process of politics and public policies enacted by governments; they compare across the world, and look at the same questions in the smallest hamlet. 
While modern Political Science is only about 100 years old, philosophers and academics have studied these questions for millennia. Plato, arguably, was the “first” Political Scientist when he pondered the nature of justice almost 5,000 years ago. 
Contemporary Political Science in the United States is divided into several subfields: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, American Government and Politics, Public Policy and Public Administration, and Public Law. 
Political Science is grounded in the study of the traditional liberal arts. The traditional liberal arts are not focused on preparing individuals for a particular profession, but focus preparing students to think critically, to express themselves effectively orally and in writing, to examine their own lives in terms of their own ethical principles and contribute meaningfully to society as citizens.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • State and Local Government
  • The National Executive
  • Congress
  • American Parties and Practical Politics
  • The Judiciary
  • Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Public Opinion and Political Participation
  • Women and Politics in the U S
  • Politics of the American South

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates.
  • All undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a foreign credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation.
  • Official and original results of any standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations.
  • A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must accompany the application.
  • A clear photocopy of identity page of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14743 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14743 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7615 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7615 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rock Hill

  • 1024 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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