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Political Science, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Florida City, FL, United States
The Political Science program of Saint Leo University helps students build a foundation in the principles and processes of American national government, international relations, classical political philosophy, legal theory and Constitutional law.
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In the Political Science program of Saint Leo University you can develop your global leadership skills—Saint Leo offers Spanish, French and German language labs, and international studies, including courses in the modern Middle East.

Participate in Saint Leo's Student Government, Campus Activities Board and Model UN. Write op-eds for The Lions' Pride student newspaper. Take advantage of internship opportunities in Tampa, Washington, D.C., and the world. Deliver policy papers on real issues affecting your community—and present your concerns to members of the Florida State Legislature. Volunteer at a CNN-aired presidential debate.

Saint Leo prepares you for a future in the public or private sector, or academia, with a career preparation course specially designed for Political Science and History students.

What can you do with a degree in Political Science?

Saint Leo graduates pursue graduate or legal study, and go on to run for public office and to practice as lawyers. More than half of our students express an interest in post-graduate legal studies.

  • Attorney
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • City Planner
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Political Commentator
  • Campaign Operative
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Immigration Officer

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:
  • United States Constitutional Law
  • Political Philosophy I & II
  • Politics of Developing Nations
  • International Relations
  • Senior Seminar in Political Science
  • Introduction to Politics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application.
  • Submit transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas or certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, along with course descriptions and credit values.
  • All international candidates for admission must prove English language proficiency.
  • Photocopy of the Biographical section of your current passport.
  • Proof of Financial Ability to Pay.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florida City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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