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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dahlonega, GA, United States
Are you interested in how laws are made and the structures of governments across the world? How public policy is formulated, and the impact of policy on the social and economic status of the populace? Consider getting a political science degree at the University of North Georgia.
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Overview

Political Science

Career opportunities with a degree in political science are extremely varied. It is this flexibility that makes the degree so practical. Political science majors qualify for many different careers in business, the law, state, local, and federal government, journalism, international organizations, finance, political campaigns, interest groups and associations, and pre-college and college teaching.

Political science training also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, or even seeking elected or appointed positions in government.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in political science provides a solid academic foundation by examining the formal institutions of governments around the world. The diverse curriculum allows students to select from a slate of American and international courses based on their interests while preparing for a wide range of careers or advanced degrees.

Students who choose to earn this degree in political science can count up to nine (9) credit hours of internship coursework towards their degree.

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:

  • American Government 
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Global Issues 
  • Legal Environment of Business 
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • News Writing and Reporting 

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

Admission requirements national

  • 16 or older before the first day of class.
  • Must be a graduate from an accredited high school.  See list of approved accrediting organizations in the notes section below.
  • Students graduating from a non-accredited homeschool or high school program, please apply as a non-accredited home school applicant.
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
Admission requirements international
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores and meet traditional freshman criteria.
  • You must be able to prove that you have the equivalent of at least $39,000 USD in the bank to finance your education if you are applying for a bachelor's degree, or $29,000 USD if applying for an associate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    658 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 658 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    658 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 658 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    186 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 186 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dahlonega

  • 900 - 1400 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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