Political Science at The City University of New York is a flexible major that prepares students for careers in law, government, public service, teaching, journalism, non-profit organizations, business, and labor organizations. A graduate or professional degree is often required for professional careers in these fields.
Careers in Government
Students interested in government service or non-profit organizations should take courses in Group VI (Public Policy and Administration). Students with these career interests may pursue master's degrees in public administration (M.P.A.) or public policy (M.P.P.) in order to learn how public agencies (local, State, and Federal) and non-profit organizations operate.
Careers in Law
While no prescribed pre-law course of study is required for admission to law school, Political Science is the traditional undergraduate major that most students select. It should be supplemented by courses in English writing, critical and logical reasoning (via philosophy and mathematics courses), and economics. The abilities to read and analyze complex material carefully and critically, to form and support independent judgments, and to communicate ideas in writing in a precise and cogent fashion are essential to success in law school.
Teaching and Other Careers
The Political Science Department also prepares students for careers in business, social, and political research, elected political office at the local, State, or Federal level, journalism, and college teaching.
Political Science majors interested in graduate studies in Political Science and International Affairs as well as professional degrees, such as J.D., M.P.P., and M.P.A., should consider joining the Lehman Scholars Program (LSP). The Business and Liberal Arts Program is also complementary to Political Science majors interested in working in the business world upon graduation.
- The American Political System
- Political Analysis and Interpretation
- Classical and Medieval Political Philosophy
- Modern Political Philosophy
- Democracy and Its Critics
- Classical Political Economy
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A non-refundable $65 application fee. Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card
- Official high school transcript(s) with proof of graduation
- Or GED diploma and GED scores
- SAT or ACT scores
- TOEFL score (International applicants only)
International18600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
National18600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
- Full-time $3,465/semester
Living costs for New York City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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