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Political Science - Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
Political Science provides students with an opportunity to engage in the systematic study of political cultures, processes and institutions. Skills of critical thinking, analysis, writing, and the use of technology gained through courses in Political Science prepare students for careers, graduate study and lifelong learning.

Overview

Students who graduate from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Political Science will meet the following student learning outcomes:

  • Acquire the analytical skills needed for evaluation of political phenomena.
  • Critically evaluate political/policy information and material.
  • Exhibit writing proficiency in the discipline.
  • Acquire quantitative research method skills.
  • Understand the American political system, including knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, Federalism, and the institutions of American Government and their operation, and understand basic constitutional rights and the role of parties and groups.
  • Participate in political/policy related events.
  • Learn about issues of diversity and internationalism. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • the teaching of social studies in the secondary school
  • literacy in the disciplines
  • foundations of education in a pluralistic society 
  • introduction to education and teaching
  • global environmental challenges 
  • ecology and society
  • economic principles for teachers 
  • educational psychology
  • measurement and evaluation in the secondary school
  • introduction to special education
  • the American legislative process
  • the American presidency
  • American political parties and elections
  • American interest group politics
  • state and local government
  • public opinion and political behavior
  • constitutional law
  • the constitution and civil liberties
  • criminal justice and the constitution
  • the constitution and civil rights
  • the judicial process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

  • Online application (Submit application first and then send the supporting documents. That would facilitate the processing of all the materials)
  • Academic Records (If your academic record is not issued in English, we will require physical copies of the official English translation in a sealed envelope. We do not accept translations done by the applicants themselves)
  • English Language Scores
  • Financial Documents
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Minnesota Resident: $8,180 
  • Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater: $12,517 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Nonresident students are automatically eligible for scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 per year, based on ACT/SAT scores, high school course rigor, class rank and grade point average, and the college application statement. Students will be notified at point of admission regarding these merit-based awards.

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