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Political Science, B.A., B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Wayne, NE, United States
 A degree in political science can prepare you well for additional study in law, economics, geography, and social sciences. Or, because of your solid understanding of politics’ influence on the people, a political science degree can prepare you for a successful career in business, leadership, or public administration.
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Overview

From public policies and laws to the broader concept of how societies are governed, politics influence many things. They play a big part in everyday activity. The program at WSC concentrates on five major areas related to politics: the actual operation of the government, political behavior, political theory, public policy, and international relations.

The programme 

In the Department of History, Politics, and Geography, you’ll benefit from a solid liberal arts education while preparing for a wide variety of careers. Students who pursue degrees in history, political science, or geography go on to careers in fields such as teaching, law, politics, public service, foreign services, urban planning, military, and government. Many of our students have successfully furthered their education in graduate or professional school.  

Our faculty provides interesting courses that deal with an understanding of how humans have come to develop the surface of our planet, the history of that development, and the ways in which people govern themselves today. The interdisciplinary nature of our subjects allow for convenient overlap among topics and opportunity for discussion by means of different viewpoints. We work closely with the School of Education and Counseling in training teachers, and we collaborate with other departments in team-teaching courses.

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 include:

  • English Composition Skills
  • World History
  • Principles of Human Communication
  • Introduction to World Politics 
  • American National Government

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

  • English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
  • Social Studies/History 3 units (years) 
  • Sciences 3 units (years) 
  • A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted .
  • All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 265 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wayne

  • 966 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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