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Government and Public Policy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New Castle, DE, United States| Online
Wilmington University's Government and Public Policy degree program will help you advance in a wide variety of industries, including public interest, government, and non-profit organizations. Gain the skills you need to play a key role in developing and implementing policies affecting your life in areas such as environment, energy, healthcare, and education.
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Overview

Program Philosophy

Government and Public Policy professionals at Wilmington University play a key role in developing and implementing policies in areas such as the environment, energy, healthcare, poverty, transportation, education, justice system, and economic development. They educate the public and policymakers, draft laws, implement specific programs, and monitor the outcomes. Typically, public policy professionals pursue careers in government, government-related businesses, regulated industries, interest groups, and nonprofit organizations as well as graduate studies in law, public administration, public policy, political science, and healthcare administration.

Program Competencies

In addition to demonstrating college level proficiency in the Wilmington University undergraduate competencies outlined in this catalog, Government and Public Policy graduates will also be able to:

  • Construct persuasive oral presentations to communicate effectively with various constituencies.
  • Create persuasive position papers, press releases, and original legislation.
  • Differentiate economic, legal, political, and governmental institutions, systems, and processes.
  • Draft an original law based on analysis of problems or issues.
  • Access, use, and evaluate information effectively and appropriately, and use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
  • Integrate an understanding of economic, legal, political, and governmental institutions, systems, and processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students - Rolling admission
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Introductory Survey of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    46

    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:

    5.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Wilmington University Application for Admission

  • $35 non-refundable application fee

  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card

  • Official Transcripts from United States institutions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    419 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 419 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    419 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 419 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    381 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 381 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Castle

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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