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Political Science, B.A.

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San Diego, CA, United States
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Point Loma Nazarene University will help you develop and master critical thinking and problem-solving skills, analytical techniques, and experiential application of complex concepts — all essential for graduate school, a variety of careers, and active civic engagement.
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Are you interested in political questions of social justice, personal liberty, and equality? Are you an avid follower of political and international news? If you want to study such critical issues as human rights, race and ethnicity, gender and politics, elections, globalization, war and peace, and protest politics, consider a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Point Loma Nazarene University .  Introductory classes in American government and international relations will provide you with the foundational knowledge to gain these necessary skills, while upper division classes will have you applying this knowledge to such topics as human rights, gender politics, global governance, urban politics, social movements, political theory, race and ethnicity, and international law.

A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science can lead to a career in the following areas:

  • Politics
  • Domestic or International Law
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Nonprofit Organization Operations
  • Lobbyist
  • Journalism
  • Business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    52 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • American Government
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • Transitions to Democracy 
  • U.S. Constitution and Civil Liberties Law 
  • American Political Thought 
  • he Development of Feminist Thought(WS) 
  • Campaigns and Elections 
  • Nar and Peace Studies 
  • Urban Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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    • National

      36350 USD/year
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    General fee: $600/year

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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