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Government, Law and Diplomacy, B.A./B.S.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Evansville, WI, United States
Government, Law and Diplomacy from University of Southern Indiana gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action. 
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Overview

As a political science major at Government, Law and Diplomacy from University of Southern Indiana, you will have opportunities to gain direct experience in the Indiana legislature or legal system, strengthening your competitiveness for jobs and graduate school placements, including law school.

Graduates with Government, Law and Diplomacy from University of Southern Indiana will:

  • have a basic knowledge of major concepts in the discipline's main subfields.
  • be able to apply basic research methods and data analysis to make empirically informed decisions.
  • be able to critically assess and evaluate theories, concepts, and arguments.
  • be able to relate theoretical knowledge to practical real world situations.

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:

  • Criminal Justice Administration 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Law, Courts, and Justice 
  • State and Local Government 
  • Political Parties 
  • American Political Theory 
  • The American Presidency 
  • Intergovernmental Relations in the United States 
  • The United Nations 
  • Government and Politics of Latin America 
  • The Middle East 
  • European Politics 
  • Indiana Constitutional Law 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Constitutional Rights 
  • The Legislative Process 
  • Interest Groups and Public Policy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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.

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

  • Complete the online Admissions Application and pay the $40 application fee.For assistance, please view the application tips in English and Spanish. 
  • Submit Official Academic Records from all secondary schools you have attended. Click here to submit your records through our secure online form.
  • Submit Official proof of English Proficiency.
  • Submit either official ACT or SAT scores, if required 
  • If you have taken some time off from school, please submit an explanation of what you have been doing since you graduated from high school until the month you plan to enroll at USI.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8706 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evansville

  • 1213 - 2020 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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