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Political Science

Knox College

48 months
49185 USD/year
49185 USD/year
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We're involved in politics from the ground up. Students of the Political Science program of Knox College serve as interns in various areas of the government, like Brad Middleton '08, whose internship for Senator Durbin became a full-time job when he graduated.


How We Work

Faculty of the Political Science program of Knox College have a range of methodological and political perspectives. You might take "American Constitutional Law," join JusticeCorps, or participate in pre-law advising—all with Professor Sunderland. With Professor Kampwirth, you'll learn about Latin American politics and women worldwide in classes like "LGBT Politics in Latin America" or "Global Feminism and Antifeminism." Some of us are conservative, some are liberal, and others are in between. Whatever your views, you'll find a faculty member to support them—and to challenge them.

We create knowledge. Through independent studies and Honors projects, our students gain hands-on experience in pursuing original research. Charlie Harned '16, an ASSET Fellow, conducted primary research for his paper "Research on Reform to the American Democratic System." He spent the summer examining the impact of three political initiatives (redistricting reform, nonpartisan primaries, and campaign finance reform) on Americans across the country. For our students who pursue advanced degrees, long-term research experiences like Harned's are invaluable.

We learn locally. We know that our students don't just belong to the Knox community; you also belong to the Galesburg community. In "Power and Social Justice in Galesburg," you'll spend a term examining the issues facing your new home. The course explores race/ethnic relations, the politics of economic development, poverty policy, and urban sustainability. For your final project, you'll create a research paper analyzing and proposing solutions for problems facing the local community.

We learn globally. In classes like "Women and Latin American Politics," "European Governments," and "Religion and World Politics," you'll learn about political issues all over the world. But we don't stop there. Many of our students spend a term (or more!) abroad.

Some pursue careers in politics...

  • Research Associate, Vote Smart. Paige Lee '15. Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Staff Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives. Philip Bennett '14. Washington, D.C.
  • Education Policy Director, Senator Dick Durbin, United States Senate. Brad Middleton '08. Washington, D.C.
  • Director Of Government Affairs, Illinois Manufacturers' Association. Donovan Griffith '07.

Some pursue law careers...

  • Associate Attorney, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Helen Hapner '11.
  • Legal Assistant, Kirkland & Ellis. Amanda Mitchell '11. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Erica Jaffe '08.
  • Partner, Behr, McCarter & Potter. Joel Christensen '06. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Director of Enforcement, NCAA. Brynna Barnhart '03. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • American National Government
  • Latin American Politics
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • Russian and East European Politics
  • American Public Policy
  • Games, Strategies, and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete your application online
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • If English is not your first language, you are required to submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test, or Global Test of English Communication
  • GCE, IGCSE, or Other National Exam Results
  • Transcripts from any college or university attended
  • We strongly recommend an interview with an admission counselor

Tuition Fee

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    Based on the tuition of 49185 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Galesburg

1100 - 1500 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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