• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The Undergraduate Transfer Program - Political Science provides a customized path to earning your bachelor's degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

You won't repeat course work and will receive additional academic, language and cultural support to help you excel at a US university.

Degree Program Components


  • 120 credit hour program
  • 19-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88-101 credit hours remaining toward degree


  • 120 credit hour program
  • 11-15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 105-109 credit hours remaining toward degree

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 3 Semesters

  • Credits
    11 alternative credits
    • 2-Semester:

    19-32 credit hours apply from Pathway

    • 1-Semester:
    11-15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transfer of credits from your college or university-level classes to your degree
  • Customized curriculum of university credit-bearing courses
  • Guaranteed progression to any undergraduate program upon successful completion of your UTP at George Mason University, Drew University, Colorado State University or Oregon State University
  • Academic advising throughout the program including progression and student success advisors

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 college/university transfer credits. Minimum college/university GPA of 2.0.

English language requirements:

  • 1 Semester: TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 70

  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 50
  • 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, IELA 154

Age requirements:

  • 17 years and above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14680 USD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 1019 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. The University of Alabama at Birmingham awards scholarships for the Pathway programs in amounts that are typically up to $5,000 per year per qualified student.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?