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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Political Science program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater offers a wide range of courses in all areas of the discipline, including American government and politics, law and courts, public policy and administration, comparative government and politics, international relations, political theory, and political science research methodology.
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In today’s world of heightened political and social issues and concerns, the study of political science is as popular as ever since it can be applied to such a broad range of meaningful careers.

Students interested in legal careers may major in Political Science with a Legal Studies Emphasis. The department jointly offers a major in public policy and administration with the Department of Management in the College of Business and Economics. Additionally, the department coordinates the interdisciplinary international studies program. Several minors, including a minor in legal studies, and two certificate programs in paralegal and lobbying studies, are part of the Department’s many programs.


Graduates of the Political Science program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater are prepared to enter graduate and professional schools as well as a wide range of career options, including:

  • Business
  • State, local, and national government
  • International employment
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law enforcement and criminal justice
  • Lobbying
  • Teaching
  • Paralegal certificate

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Government and Politics
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Media and American Politics
  • Police and Criminal Justice Administration
  • Federalism
  • Politics of Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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