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Political Science

Central College (Iowa)

48 months
19250 USD/year
19250 USD/year
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This Political Science major from Central College (Iowa) is excellent preparation for graduate and law school, as well as a wide variety of careers in government, politics, law, business, mass media and education, as well as effective participation in civic and community affairs.


Central College (Iowa)'s Political Science program lets you benefit from professors’ expertise in areas such as American and international politics. 

You'll learn about government rules and institutions, and how individuals and groups interact at local, state, national and international levels through coursework and practical experience. Students of the Political Science major from Central College (Iowa) learn to do original research and undertake civic engagement projects that allow them to connect with professionals and develop a resume of experience. Many students also take part in experiential and service-learning projects or career-focused internships in Washington, D.C., Des Moines or while studying abroad.


We will work one-on-one with you to select and apply for an internship that will complement your courses and enhance your career prospects. Students are placed in governmental and non-governmental positions at local, state and national levels in the U.S., as well as in governmental and non-governmental positions at our study abroad sites, including at the British Parliament, United Nations and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

Recent internship examples include:

  • Akerman Senterfitt, government relations department law firm, Washington, D.C.
  • British Parliament, London
  • Iowa Governor's Office, Des Moines
  • White House, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, Ill.
  • U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile
  • Iowa Attorney General's office, Des Moines
  • United Nations Commission International Trade and Law, Vienna, Austria

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics 
  • American Politics 
  • International Politics 
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Research Seminar 
  • Contemporary Europe 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Will have graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent by the time of their enrollment in Central College.
  • Rank in the upper half of their high school graduating class.
  • Have ACT or SAT-I scores high enough to predict probable success at Central. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19250 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    19250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19250 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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