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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Florence, AZ, United States
The Political Science Program at University of North Alabama offers a program of study that leads to the Bachelors of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree. We additionally offer minors in International Political Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, and Public Administration. 
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Overview

The Political Science Program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in law, government, politics, or policy and for careers in federal, state, and local government, including municipal and private planning agencies.  

UNA Political Science graduates readily get accepted to law schools and graduate programs in political science, policy, and public administration. Our alums have taken jobs at various levels of government, in the non-profit sector, and are well represented in management positions in the private sector. 

The Political Science Major is a thirty six hour program that has six required courses:

  • United States Government and Politics
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Political Science Scope and Research
  • Comparative Politics
  • World Politics
  • Political Theory

Students can then choose among a wide array of political science courses to fill out their major.  Political science students can also design their curriculum around their interests including American politics and institutions, comparative politics, international relations, public policy and public administration, and political theory. 

Mission

The University of North Alabama seeks to be a leading provider of high quality, affordable undergraduate professional management education for traditional students and working adults in the mid-south region served by the University. Further, the UNA seeks to be a recognized leader in providing high quality affordable graduate and continuing education for entry level and mid-career business professionals in the U.S. and Asia. The College will be recognized for developing learning synergies based on the cornerstones of diversity and globalization to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century economy. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • United States Government and Politics
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Political Science Scope and Research
  • Comparative Politics
  • World Politics
  • Political Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Diploma and Transcripts: An official notarized copy of your high school diploma and transcripts and - if applicable - your undergraduate diploma should be submitted to finalize admission. All transcripts should be notarized of attested by a government institution.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Bank Letter and Affidavit of Support
  • Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of one hundred dollars ($100) is required of every international applicant.
  • Academic Placement: For US students, UNA uses ACT or SAT scores for advising and registration purposes, but international students are not required to submit any of these tests for admissions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 640 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 640 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florence

  • 800 - 1300 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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