48 months
15900 USD/year
15900 USD/year
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Political Science at Houghton College brings a wide lens to the study of politics and governance with a strong focus on issues of substance—justice, liberty, equality and the common good.


From the local village to the global village, a degree in political science prepares students for a lifetime of leadership and service. Since its founding by Plato more than two millennia ago, political science has sought to understand, promote and preserve the common good.

Political Science majors at Houghton College are introduced to an intellectually challenging and ultimately very practical body of knowledge—all with a deeply informative Christian perspective. They learn the elements of politics in the United States and abroad and find solutions that benefit the greater good.

Graduates go on to careers in diplomacy, government, international service, journalism, law, teaching and more.

Why Major in Political Science?

  • Pursue your individual interests, and shape your own program of study with guidance from excellent professors.
  • Collaborate with faculty members to discover your talents and strengths, and engage in high-level scholarship.
  • Small class sizes allow for focused discussion, engaging literature and developmental writing.
  • Internship, independent study and study abroad opportunities expand your horizons and deepen your perspectives.
  • Faculty members all hold the highest degrees in their fields and are published research historians who integrate their academic disciplines with the Christian faith.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science Research Methods 
  • The American Political System
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Political Thought
  • Historical & Political Research
  • Senior Capstone in History & Political Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application.
    • Submit your personal statement.
    • Submit your high school transcripts.
    • Submit your financial affidavit.
    • Submit your TOEFL/ILETS test scores. SAT-I/ACT are optional.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 USD per year during 48 months.

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.

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