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Political Science, B.Sc.

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The B.S. in Political Science allows you the flexibility and convenience of earning your degree online. If you are a military student, this degree can help you expand your knowledge and refine your skills to advance your career as a civilian in the government or within the military.

About

Prepare yourself to apply technical expertise in quantitative analysis and research design, and substantive knowledge of politics to a variety of careers in government and business with the Bachelor of Science in Political Science offered online by Penn State World Campus. Develop practical skills through course work in political science, statistics, and computer science that you can apply immediately to your current career.

The Bachelor of Science degree synthesizes coursework in the social sciences with supplementary coursework in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to give you a unique blend of expertise and technical knowledge that can be useful to a variety of careers in and outside of government. Upper-level political science courses give you the opportunity to apply research and analytic skills to address problems and questions in the areas of domestic politics and the politics of other nations. A research practicum or an internship allows students in this degree program to gain practical experience and additional skills training.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Study of Politics
  • Introduction to Political Research
  • Quantitative Political Analysis
  • Introduction to C++ Programming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

    • All documents should be submitted in the original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal English translation.
    • All documents must be in paper form; electronic copies are not considered official and will therefore not be accepted.
    • All documents submitted for review must be official, that is, they must be either originals or copies certified by the examining board. A "certified" copy is one that bears an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, an original impression of the institution's seal, or signature/seal of the examining board. Uncertified or notarized copies are not acceptable.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
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