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Policy Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburg, CA, United States
Policy Studies at Chatham University is a multidisciplinary major, centered in economics, history, and political science, and draws upon the expertise of faculty in those disciplines. This major is built upon a single required core of courses, which provides students with the tools essential for a coherent understanding of and participation in policy making.
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Overview

This Bachelor Degree in Policy Studies at Chatham University also integrates internships with classroom experience, and provides applied courses focused on either American policy-making or policy making in a global context.

Policy Studies is designed to prepare students for either a career in international or domestic policy making in public and private settings. For U.S. students interested in international policy, this major will prepare them for the examination for entrance into the U.S. Foreign Service and other government careers. International students will learn to interpret U.S. policy to their national governments. Students interested in careers in domestic policy making can prepare for careers in public service, either in elected office, government agencies, or non-governmental policy organizations. This major can serve as a base for graduate work in international relations, public policy, and law, as well as for more traditional academic fields.

Global Focus Program

Chatham’s award-winning Global Focus program engages students in the critical and holistic exploration of one specific country or region of the globe every year. The program reinforces cross-cultural ties and internationalization initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area and beyond. Featured countries have included Indonesia, Canada, Southern Africa, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Vietnam, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National : Undergraduate admissions at Chatham University has a rolling deadline, we will accept your application to study with us at any time of the year

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to World History
  • Introduction to American History
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • American Government and Public Policy
  • Understanding Public Policy
  • Business Statistics
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Economic Analysis of Public Policy

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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Admissions essay or personal statement
  • All official secondary and postsecondary transcripts, mark sheets or records. Original transcripts and official English translations are required for non-English institutions. Professional credential evaluation may be required for non-U.S. postsecondary academic records.
  • SAT and ACT scores (optional)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport photo page (with identification information)
  • Copy of immigration documents (if currently living in the United States)
  • Proof of financial support (official bank statement, signed bank letter, or financial guarantee indicating enough funds to cover the first year of education at Chatham).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 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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