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Government With An Emphasis In State And Local Public Policy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
    Duration
, AZ, | Online
As the public becomes more connected to work, social circles and information, they expect to have the same access to government. Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in State and Local Public Policy supports the development of strong political leadership that makes a difference in the lives of people and their communities, and creates a connection with them.

About

This BA in Government with an Emphasis in State and Local Public Policy degree surveys the development of the American Constitution from its colonial origins to the present day. In the broader framework of political philosophy, the program examines constitutional law and the impact Supreme Court decisions have had on society. It offers an introduction into American politics and government while providing a deep understanding of constitutional foundations and governing institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Public policy and how media and citizens are impacted
  • Administrative strategies on the national, state and local levels
  • Development of city government and issues specific to local government, including policy and welfare
  • Comparisons and analysis on different forms of government
  • Zoning and planning in municipal governments
  • Special topics related to local government

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

Admission to Grand Canyon University (GCU) is based on your prior academic achievements. If you are interested in becoming a student at GCU, browse through our entry requirements to see if you qualify for admission. Admission requirements differ for applicants with a GED and those seeking entry into select majors. Refer to the University Policy Handbook for a complete list of admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Campus: $8250 per semester

Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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