B.A. On Campus

Political Science

The City University of New York

48 months
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The curriculum in Political Science at The City University of New York is designed to enhance a student's liberal arts education and to develop an understanding of government and the political process in the United States and the world.


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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The American Political System
  • Political Analysis and Interpretation
  • Classical and Medieval Political Philosophy
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • Democracy and Its Critics
  • Classical Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.


  • Full-time $3,465/semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Political Science
The City University of New York


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!