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Political Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The political science major at La Roche University emphasizes the global nature of politics today. Our students develop a full understanding of political parties, foreign policies, western democracies and the historical evolution of U.S. government.
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What Can You Do With Your Degree?

By studying political science at La Roche University, you may qualify to apply for post-college positions in:

  • Education (teaching at middle or high school levels)
  • Federal, state or local governments
  • Nonprofit advocacy organizations
  • Political parties
  • International development organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law school
  • Graduate school in political science

You’ll receive a mix of globally oriented and American-focused courses in politics and government. Political science majors take three required core courses:

  • Political Philosophy
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics

Coursework is then divided between the subfields of American Politics and Comparative Politics. As a political science major, you’ll complete 33 total credits: the nine core credits and 24 elective credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Government
  • History/Political Thought
  • Comparative Government
  • Media and Democracy
  • Politics of Weak States
  • Media & Democracy
  • Rule of Law

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Apply Online  or Printable Application
  • Secondary/High School Transcript and Diploma (with notarized English translation)
  • National Exam Scores, if applicable
  • Post-secondary Academic Transcript, if applicable (with notarized English translation)
  • International Student Agreement
  • Affidavit of Support - signed your financial sponsor
  • Official Recent Bank Statement of Sponsor
  • Bank statement must be dated within 12 months of the planned semester start date
  • Final balance on the bank statement should document the financial capability of your sponsor to cover at least one academic year of estimated expenses
  • Bank statement should document the currency of the account
  • Copy of Passport Photo Page
  • $50 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28614 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28614 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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