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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, SC, United States
Foreign policy. Human rights. National security. Civic engagement. Community development. Political science is a powerful, constantly changing career field that offers a foundation for future success. At the Baldwin Wallace University we offer a bachelor degree in Political Science. 
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Baldwin Wallace University’s Political Science major prepares you for a career that spans government, corporate, law, nonprofit, education and service sectors.In the classroom, you’ll build skills in critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking and written communication. You’ll develop academic insights and professional competencies you can apply to an internship, career, graduate school or professional studies.

Learning is dynamic when theory melds with application. Through coursework, you’ll experience simulation activities, student presentations, Socratic dialog and group projects.

Outside the classroom, you can participate in internships, service-learning, study abroad, an affiliated Semester in Washington, D.C. program, and BW's award-winning Model United Nations and Model African Union teams.

BW’s 20-minute proximity to Cleveland puts you within easy access to impressive networking, internship and job shadowing connections. These opportunities include government and non-profit agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and more.


  • Elected office
  • Campaign management
  • Attorney/judge
  • Community development specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public policy analyst
  • Diplomatic staff
  • Criminal justice
  • Government official
  • Political analyst
  • Teacher
  • Journalist

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • A comprehensive, rigorous program, political science is offered as a major and minor. The courses acquaint students with various methods of analysis available for and applicable to the study of political institutions, political thought and political behavior.
  • Political science is an ideal companion major or minor for students interested in education, humanities, social sciences, business administration, and international studies, among others.

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:


    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.

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    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

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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