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Politcal Science, B.Sc.

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The Political Science program from The Centenary College of Louisiana focuses on actors pursuing their interests, the rules or institutions that influence how they seek these interests, and the processes by which collective decisions and political outcomes are determined.


The graduates have had extraordinary success in pursuing careers in law, government, higher education, journalism, the foreign service, and practical politics.

Recent graduates have been admitted to the nation's best law schools including Harvard, Columbia, Duke, New York University, Tulane, Southern Methodist, and the University of Texas. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

A candidate for the B.A. in Political Science must complete eleven courses (44 hours) total:

  • Nine courses (36 hours) in Political Science are required, including PSC 102, 110, 258, four courses (16 hours) at the 300-level or above, and PSC 473. Of the four courses (16 hours) at the 300-level or above, at least one course (4 hours) must be in the fields of American Government or Public Law, and one course (4 hours) in Comparative or International Politics.
  • Two supportive History courses (8 hours) are required.
  • English Language Requirements

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    General Requirements

      • A high school transcript mailed directly from the high school to Centenary College
      • Essay topics for Fall 2018 applicants
      • A personal interview (strongly preferred) 
      • A copy of your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or American College Test (ACT) results sent directly to Centenary College from the testing service
      • A letter of recommendation (strongly preferred)
      • A resume

    Tuition Fee

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      37310 USD/year
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      37310 USD/year
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    Living costs for Shreveport

    • 959 - 1490 USD/month
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