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Political Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
31784 USD/year
29888 USD/year
15538 USD/year
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About

Students who elect this Political Science major at the University of Illinois at Chicago  examine, among other things, the relationships between law and political institutions, economic and political power, and culture and political identity.

Overview

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Graduated applicants who have never attended another college or university must submit an official transcript showing evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit an official transcript along with passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      31784 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 31784 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      29888 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 29888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      15538 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15538 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

    Estimated Tuition & Fees

    Funding

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