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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the Political Science program from Christopher Newport University you’ll gain essential analytical and problem-solving skills as you learn to develop and evaluate arguments using various methods of analysis.

After Graduation

As a political science major, you'll have a world of opportunities at your fingertips. Graduates may start out as a legislative aide or research assistant and progress from there.

Those interested in international politics may wish to take the Foreign Service exam and work for the U.S. Department of State. Political campaigns are a great opportunity to get involved in politics and build your network of contacts. Lobbying firms provide opportunities for researchers, assistants and activists.

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 included:

  • Political Thought and Society
  • Power and Politics in America
  • Comparative and International Politics
  • Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis
  • Senior Seminar in Political Science
  • State and Local Government
  • Hate Crime Realities and Consequences
  • The Supreme Court in American Politics
  • Crime and Punishment in America
  • Community Service Internship

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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Essay
  • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver
  • Virginia In-State Tuition Rates Eligibility You must complete all questions in the Residency and Parent/Legal Guardian Residency sections of the application to be eligible for in-state tuition. 
  • Applying to the President’s Leadership and/or Honors Program
  • Select “Yes” for President’s Leadership Program and/or Honors program in the Academics section of the application.
  • Complete the mandatory essay questions.
  • An interview is required in order to be considered for these programs.
  • Submit your most recent official high school transcript. Paper transcripts are accepted, but we encourage electronically submitted transcripts. (Please note: Applications submitted through the Coalition Application will be reviewed using the self-submitted transcript information)
  • Have your SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores sent directly to Christopher Newport (unless you choose to apply test-optional).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13895 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13895 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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