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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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It investigates the nature and purpose of government, the principles on which it rests, the justification of political authority, the legal and moral aspects of that authority and the nature and development of the great human freedoms. 

The program in Political Science at Rockhurst University focus on these concerns in the American and international political systems. The approach combines the practical with the theoretical so contemporary political issues can be better understood.

Course work within this area of study is useful for those who are oriented toward elective, appointive and administrative positions at all levels of government, as well as for those interested in politics as an avocation. It can also help prepare students for graduate studies in law and the social sciences, as well as for business, journalism and broadcasting careers.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students will be able to identify and compare key theories in political science and the assumptions associated with those theories 
  • Students will evaluate the credibility of knowledge based claims 
  • Students will be able to apply political science concepts to real world policy and political questions 
  • Students will be able to evaluate the findings of political science research 
  • Students will be able to create professional communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Graduates pursue careers in areas such as:  

  • Public administration and government 
  • Nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations 
  • Journalism and the media 
  • Law school 
  • Graduate school and advanced studies

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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