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Political Science, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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As a Political Science major from Texas A&M University Central Texas, you will experience a curriculum that explores political life, revealing how politics work, and how our values shape the choices we make.

This program will prepare you for a wide range of careers through the development of reading, research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Program coursework is designed to impart the knowledge required for effective leadership roles in your chosen profession.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand the definitions, concepts, and theories of political science.
  • Use electronic databases for research and software to conduct formal or statistical political analysis.
  • Demonstrate appropriate style and grammar and develop the appropriate research skills.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in one of the major areas of political science: American politics, international/comparative politics, or political theory.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Foreign service
  • Civil Service
  • Consulting
  • Community/nonprofit Work
  • Graduate programs
  • Law enforcement

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Thinking About Politics
  • Understanding Social Science Research
  • Social Science Statistics
  • Political Ethics
  • Freedom and Authority
  • Elections and Political Parties
  • Comparative State and Local Government
  • The Executive Branch
  • Legislation
  • Public Administration

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 30 academic, college-level transferable semester hours
  • Must be eligible to return to all previously attended institutions
  • Applicants pursuing an Applied Science or Aviation Science degree may meet this requirement utilizing select workforce education credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree upon completion of 45 hours, to include all general education courses within the AAS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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