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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Mascoutah, IL, United States
The Political Science program offered by the McKendree University  is perfect for students who are interested in government and its relationship with citizens, foreign powers, and today’s major global issues. 
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Overview

Given the pervasive influence of politics on our daily lives, a political science or international relations major is indispensable for you to critically analyze the world around you. You will learn:

  • Ideas of political philosophy
  • Theoretical approaches
  • Social science research design skills

You will then apply the knowledge and skills of the discipline to explore the many challenges of our contemporary world and to develop your own values.

The Political Science program offered by the McKendree University equips students with the skills to critically analyze the world around them and explore the many challenges of contemporary society.

Career prospects

Graduates in Political Science and International Relations have found employment in a wide array of career fields, including local, state, or national government, law, transnational government or non-governmental organizations, labor and industrial relations, city management and urban planning, political consulting and campaign management, social interest lobbying, and journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are invited to apply as early as August 1 preceding your senior year of high school.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Politics
  • Research Methods
  • State and Local Government
  • Congress
  • The Presidency
  • Public Policy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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

    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:

    520

    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

  • You will need to complete and submit an application for First Year admission.
  • You will need to submit an official copy of your secondary school transcripts and completion certificate. All transcripts must be translated into the English language.

Proof of English:

  • TOEFL Paper Based - 520
  • Computer Based - 190
  • Internet Based - 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • SAT Critical Reading - 500
  • ACT English - 20

Optional:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mascoutah

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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