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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Politics courses, for example, teach abilities highly desired by today's employers: writing well, working independently, engaging in teamwork, providing leadership and digging for facts. 

Graduating students of The Political Science Major of State University of New York Potsdam are, moreover, well prepared to excel in graduate school or the legal profession because of their ability to engage in rigorous analysis and thoughtful verbal and written communication. 

Career:

The study of politics also prepares students for specific careers: in government, foreign service, public policy, social action and teaching. Finally, Politics Majors enjoy the challenge of studying different answers to the question of how individuals and groups might live together under conditions of greater equality, peace and justice.

The Combined BA/MPA program between the State University of New York at Potsdam and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY gives outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to join Rockefeller's nationally ranked MPA program before graduation.

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: 

  • U.S. Politics
  • Comparative Politics 
  • International Relations
  • Political Ideas 
  • Approaching Political Puzzles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • Complete the SUNY Application or Common Application.
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee.
  • Send an official high school transcript, including all schools you attended for high school credit.
  • A letter of recommendation, preferably from a school-based counselor or teacher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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