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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fairmont, MN, United States
Political Science students at Fairmont State University learn the structure of government institutions.  Our instructors focus on the political behavior of individuals and groups. Political Science majors study common problems found in modern societies. Before graduation, our students also understand the critical relationships between all levels of government.
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Overview

You are perfect for the Fairmont State Political Science major if you have interests in:

  • American politics
  • International relations
  • International studies
  • Division of power in society
  • Law

The Political Science program at Fairmont State University is also designed to thoroughly prepare students for law school. Eligible students are also encouraged to intern in Washington, D.C. with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

The obvious career path for Political Science majors is to seek government positions. Students will be prepared for that at the local, state and even national level. But, the opportunities don’t stop there.  Graduates can become a:

  • Lawyer
  • Campaign operative
  • Legislative analyst or coordinator
  • Policy analyst
  • Political researcher
  • County administrator or executive
  • High school teacher or university professor

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:

  • Written English
  • American Government
  • Intro Political Science
  • International Relations

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.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a satisfactory program of secondary school studies equivalent to an American high school. 
  • An officially certified English translation of high school transcripts or college transcripts, if applicable, must accompany applications. 
  • In cases where high school graduation is expected after the application deadline for admission, acceptance at Fairmont State would be given to the prospective student with the understanding that the student successfully complete the necessary academic requirements and submit proof of graduation. Photo copies will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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