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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Reading, OH, United States
Studying Political Science at Alvernia University opens your eyes and mind to the world around you. As our world becomes increasingly complex, understanding politics is crucial for being informed and involved citizens.
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Overview

Political Science isn’t just for students at Alvernia University who aspire to work in government. Those seeking careers in law, business, journalism, teaching, or non-profits benefit from understanding policy and politics. Indeed, the skills you acquire as a political science major at Alvernia will serve you well in nearly any career.

Learning outcomes

Political Science helps you understand the nature of politics, how politics relate to issues of justice, the role of government in societies, the responsibilities of citizenship and gives you an understanding of important international and domestic issues.  With a political science degree, you’ll also develop critical thinking skills, excellent writing skills, and deeper abilities to reason and think analytically about the world.

You’ll gain insight into contemporary problems and issues both in the United States and around the world, and learn how to assess the problems and creatively think about solutions to them.  You will also learn to communicate effectively, supporting your opinion with reason and evidence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • American Democratic Government
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Contemporary World Affairs
  • History of Political Thought
  • Research Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    5.5

    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

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after

completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the

following:

  • 1. Application for admission
  • 2. $25 non-refundable application fee
  • 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency
  • 4. Official SAT or ACT scores
  • 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18340 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18340 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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