• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Whether you're interested in politics, the law, law enforcement at any level (local, county, state, regional or national), corrections/probation work, or juvenile offender programs, you've come to the right place! 

The Political Science program at Southern Utah University complements a student’s liberal arts education with an emphasis on understanding the theoretical and practical aspects of political philosophy, public administration, law, international relations, and American government and policy. Vocational alternatives for political science majors include teaching, public management, law, and foreign service.

Career

Graduates of our programs have been admitted to some of the finest law schools in the country, wear badges from many different law enforcement agencies, are employed in government positions, and are engaged in running political campaigns. Our curriculum is diverse and enlightening, as well as practical.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American National Government
  • Research Methods in Political Science
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Capstone Seminar in Political Science
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • American Presidency: Executive Process
  • Courts
  • American Legislative Process and Behavior

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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General Requirements

  • Application - pay required $60 application fee (U.S. currency only), $35 for returning students.
  • English Proficiency - Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first language is not English
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each high school, college, and university attended must be submitted.
  • Passport - Please provide a copy of the photo page of your passport.
  • Finances - International students are required to demonstrate that funds are available for the first year of study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1621 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1562 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1562 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    513 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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