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Political Science, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Arkansas City, KS, United States
Let’s get something out of the way – majoring in political science doesn’t mean you’re going to run for office. Or work on a political campaign. Or serve in government in any capacity. Sure, you can do these things with a degree in political science from JBU. 
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Overview

But majoring in political science is about so much more than preparing for work in politics and government. It’s about acquiring a deeper understanding of important questions, like how we should govern ourselves. It’s about learning to identify creative solutions to complex problems. At its root, it’s about relationships and struggles for power in a fallen world.

Students majoring in political science learn to think critically, write effectively, and see the big picture. They come to identify why they believe what they believe. They are prepared for a diverse range of careers in both the public and private sectors, as well as for advanced study elsewhere. They learn how to ask and analyze big questions and concepts. But most importantly, they are taking the call to be “in the world, but not of the world” seriously. In the political science major at JBU, we are doing all we can to equip them for what comes next.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling application deadline

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Government and Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Religion and Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Constitutional Law
  • Research Seminar
  • The American Presidency
  • Law, Courts, and Politics
  • Congress and the Legislative Process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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 Requirements

  • 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 20 ACT, 1020 SAT or 66 CLT

We do not use a superscore (taking the best scores if students take the ACT or SAT multiple times) for acceptance. However, once accepted, we do use a superscore for academic scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arkansas City

  • 900 - 1400 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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