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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Allentown, PA, United States
The Bachelor in Political Science program from Cedar Crest College provides students with a strong foundation of fundamental concepts, theories and courses in the discipline, while also allowing students to focus their course of study in one of three areas of interest: American Politics, Global Politics, and Law and Society.
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Overview

Majoring in political science will expose students to knowledge and skills that are applicable across a range of career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Substantively, the Bachelor in Political Science program offered by Cedar Crest College  will immerse students in the key political, economic, legal and global issues facing contemporary American society and develop their critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.  

The Political Science program educates students to be leaders in the global community. Political Science majors are prepared to assume leadership roles in the fields of public affairs and policy, education, law, communications, and business. Students gain a multidisciplinary perspective on the enduring questions of justice in American society and the global community, while honing the analytical and communications skills that are essential to success in the 21st century.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate core knowledge within Political Science.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and evaluate theories and research within the discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to research topics and problems, locate and evaluate relevant evidence, and reach reasoned conclusions.
  • Students will demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the intersections between Political Science and other disciplines, such as history, communications, criminal justice and economics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Law and Justice
  • American Public Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • The Legal System
  • Class, Race, Gender and Crime
  • Business 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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

    • Complete a free application: Online CCC International Student Application
    • A required personal essay (minimum of 3 paragraphs)
    • Original score reports of one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in the English language: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT

* TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within the past two years.

    • Official transcripts (academic records) from your high school (secondary school.)

    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic counselor in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

  • Copy of foreign passport and current U.S. visa (if applicable)
  • Financial/Bank Statements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Allentown

  • 1110 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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