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Political Science - Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The Political Science - Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis offered by the Utah Valley University encompasses philosophical, historical and analytical studies of governments, politics and policies.
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Students of the Political Science - Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis offered by the Utah Valley University learn not only the concepts, theories and methods associated with the discipline, but also gain the cognitive and presentational skills required of tomorrow’s public and private leaders. 

At its core, politics is about building and maintaining communities at the local, state, national and international levels that enable citizens to live enriching and fulfilling lives. Political science students develop not only an understanding of those communities, but also the ability to influence them.

Career prospects

Political science students develop a versatility of skills that prepare them for a wide range of future career paths. The career possibilities for a political science student include: government service and public administration at the federal, state, and local levels, policy analysis and lobbying for both nonprofit organizations and corporations, foreign service, campaign consulting, public opinion and marketing research, journalism, and secondary and postsecondary education. Political science is also the leading course of study for students preparing to enter law school.

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:
  • American National Government
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Political Analysis
  • Introduction to Law and Politics
  • Introduction to Public Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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 Application for Admission.
  • Application Fee: Nonrefundable.
  • Official Transcripts: All High School/College/University transcripts must arrive at UVU in an unopened envelope from the sending institution.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores.
  • UVU requires international applicants (with their sponsors) to submit an “Affidavit of Support” for an International Student at UVU.
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a confidential examination given through procedures designed to protect its security before, during, and after its administration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12031 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12031 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3876 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3876 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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