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Government, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Across sectors and disciplines, Sweet Briar women gain the critical skills needed to solve complex problems. They learn to think deeply and broadly about the impact of policies on people, markets and institutions. By combining academic rigor and real-world relevance, our academic program prepares graduates to create positive social change. Our major and minor programs offer a wide range of courses, covering American politics, law, comparative political systems, foreign policy, international relations and political theory. The program awards credit for off-campus internships in law, politics and public service.

Many students also spend a summer, semester or year abroad. Immersion in another culture is one sure way to gain international perspective. Four out of 10 Sweet Briar students study abroad, taking advantage of the College’s JYF or JYS programs or working with faculty to develop a customized program to meets their academic and career goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • Introduction to American Government 
  • Introduction to International Politics  
  • The Conduct of United States Foreign Policy 
  • The American President and Congress 
  • Theories of American Politics 
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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