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Political Science, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

We are a diverse and active department that encourages students to – not only study politics and government – but also to engage it. Presbyterian College courses offer students an opportunity to develop skills to become more engaged citizens and to be successful in their professions. 

With these experiences, our students go on to a variety of careers, including law, government service, political advocacy and education, among others.

You can take a wide range of courses in Political Science at PC that specialize in American politics, public policy, comparative politics, international relations, or political theory. In class, you and your fellow students will engage in rigorous discussions, simulate court trials and presidential debates, or even practice speech-writing. You’ll have the opportunity to work individually with professors on their research (or yours!).

Our faculty will bring politics and government up close to you. PC students worked in the New Hampshire presidential primaries in both 2000 and 2008, and students engaged in get-out-the-vote activities in Florida in 2004. PC students and alumni worked on both sides of the 2012 elections as website managers, campaign coordinators, and staffers.

Accreditation

Presbyterian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Introduction to Political Analysis 
  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • African-Americans and the Political System
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Parties and Political Behavior in America 
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Introduction to Public Policy 
  • Elections and Campaign Management
  • Politics and the Media 
  • The American Presidency 
  • Congress and the Legislative Process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit a PC application or submit the Common Application.
  • Photocopy of your passport photo page
  • Official translated transcripts from secondary/high school. We can accept copies of transcripts for your application review, but original transcripts are required for us to issue an I-20.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency document
  • Completed Financial Statement Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clinton

  • 920 - 1610 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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