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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
This Political Science degree from Penn State World Campus is designed for students who want to develop an in-depth understanding and engage in analysis of domestic politics, the politics of other nations, and political theory.
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Overview

This Political Science degree from Penn State World Campus provides maximum flexibility when selecting classes, allowing you to tailor your program of study to suit your goals for specialized or general knowledge of politics and related fields. 

Careers

This degree also provides excellent background for graduate work in law, public policy, public administration, and political science. If you are a military student, this degree can help you expand your knowledge and refine your skills to advance your career as a civilian in the government or within the military.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Theory/Methodology 
  • American Politics/Public Administration 
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Rights in America
  • Society and Cultures in Modern Israel
  • Comparative Politics—Western Europe 
  • International Relations
  • Scientific Study of 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

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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