Political science is the systematic study of politics and its connection to human life as a whole. It focuses on the way people are governed and govern themselves in a wide variety of settings—including the state, the workplace, schools, and the family—and the way in which governance in those settings affects their life chances and shapes their sense of self.
They develop the analytical, interpretive, and critical methods necessary to understand these relationships at local, national, regional, or international levels, and thus, to act as responsible citizens at those levels. They also learn to write well. In short, political science is central to a well-rounded liberal arts education.
Political science also provides excellent preparation for careers in law, government, teaching, journalism, business, and the nonprofit sector.
In addition to the BA with a Major in Political Science program, the University of Illinois at Chicago offers two concentrations: the Concentration in Law and Courts and the Concentration in Urban Politics
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- Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts
- Seminar on American Politics
- Topics in Comparative Politics
- Scope of Political Science
- Seminar: Topics in International Relations
- Methods of Political Science
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete and submit the Common Application Online along with the UIC section. Printed applications will not be accepted.
- Submit the $60 nonrefundable application fee or, if qualified, select an application waiver.
- Current high school students must submit an official high school transcript using the Recommender process within the Common Application School Form.
- Complete the American College Test (ACT) or the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-R). ACT and SAT test scores may be submitted electronically via the testing service or printed on official transcripts.
International31784 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 31784 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National29888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State15538 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15538 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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