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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
Political Science from Penn State World Campus prepares students to apply technical expertise in quantitative analysis and research design, and substantive knowledge of politics to a variety of careers in government and business.
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Overview

Political Science from Penn State World Campus helps students develop practical skills through course work in political science, statistics, and computer science that you can apply immediately to your current career.

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.

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.

Graduates with Political Science from Penn State World Campus will be able to:

  • apply research and analytic skills to address problems and questions in the areas of domestic politics and the politics of other nations. 
  • gain practical experience and additional skills training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Study of Politics
  • Analyzing of Public Policy in the American States
  • International Relations
  • Contemporary Political Ideologies
  • Analysis of Elections
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Attitudes
  • International Political Economy
  • The Politics of Terrorism            

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

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

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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