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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Orlando, FL, United States| Online
The Political Science program of University of Central Florida offers three distinct track options: American Politics & Policy, International Relations-Comparative Government, and Pre-Law.
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Overview

This dynamic major prepares students with the knowledge and understanding that spans the scope of the political science discipline. All three tracks require a total of 36 credit hours, which include required core courses in American National Government and Scope and Methods of Political Science, in addition to distributed electives from American politics, comparative politics and international relations, and political theory. The pre-law track also requires specialized coursework in judicial politics and law. 

The Political Science program of University of Central Florida is designed to produce graduates ready to pursue careers in a variety of areas including but not limited to; state and federal government, non-profit, think-tanks, international organizations and businesses. Graduates from the Political Science BA program are also prepared to go on to graduate or law school opening more career paths.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American National Government
  • Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • American National Government
  • American Indian Politics
  • State Government and Public Policy
  • Southern Politics

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.

  • 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

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Official transcripts, graduation certificates and/or leaving exam results for all international and U.S.  secondary schools (high schools) attended. Refer to our Country Reference Guide for a list of secondary school credentials required by country.
  • Certified literal translation for any documentation submitted in a language other than English, if applicable
  • All official AICE, AP, Cambridge AS/A level scores, CLEP and IB scores, if applicable
  • Official SAT or ACT
  • Submit proof of English proficiency, if required
  • Submit required immigration documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5954 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orlando

  • 1111 - 1940 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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