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Political Science, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Burbank, CA, United States
The department of Politics & History offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of political science with a global perspective and insights from historical study.
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Overview

Core seminars in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and American Politics are complemented by studies in topics such as Globalization and Terrorism. A year-long pair of seminars resulting in a senior thesis as well as opportunities for practical internships cap the program. The department also includes the study of Economics, which is highly recommended for majors in Political Science.Political Science majors have the broad perspective, critical thinking abilities, and interpersonal skills that make effective leaders in any setting. The major aids in law school preparation, leading to graduate-level education for a career in the legal field. Students are also well-prepared for admission into graduate programs in political science or international affairs, as well as careers in government service. Political Science students gain the knowledge, tools, and networking skills necessary to build successful careers. Our small class sizes allow individual attention from diverse faculty.

Accreditation

WSCUC

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Writing
  • State, Economy and the City
  • Public Speaking
  • International Wars
  • Interdisciplinary Core
  • Major Elective 
  • Modern Revolutions
  • Classic Political Theory
  • US Constitutional Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

GPA Requirement is 2.50 minimum for all programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18441 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18441 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burbank

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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