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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Odessa, TX, United States
Political Science is an ancient discipline, dating back over two thousand years to the Greek philosopher Plato. Politics can be viewed as the use of authority to achieve a just and humane social order. As such, it is one of the central activities of humanity's quest for a good society. 
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Overview

The purpose of the Political Science program is to provide an in-depth study of American government and politics, and to give students a basic knowledge of political systems and how institutions of government operate. U. T. Permian Basin's Political Science program is oriented primarily toward the study of American government and politics, and secondarily toward comparative government, with supporting study in international relations. 

The programme

Students will be encouraged to develop a global perspective which will prepare them to assume leadership roles in shaping the future direction of society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Judicial Politics
  • Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies
  • Japanese Politics 
  • Latin American Politics 
  • International Relations 

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.

General Requirements

  • Completed electronic application 
  • Non-refundable Application Fee of $40.00
  • Official High School transcript
  • If taking Dual Credit/Early College course work, please have an official college transcript sent to UTPB from all colleges or universities attended
  • SAT or ACT exam scores

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Odessa

  • 1002 - 1860 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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