Political Science, B.Sc.

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If you are interested in politics, history, law, government, or journalism, then a degree in political science might be right for you.

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Pursue Your Passion for Politics

If you are interested in politics, history, law, government, or journalism, then a degree in political science might be right for you. TheBachelor of Science in Political Science degree program examines political institutions, the social and economic forces that shape them, the cultural context within which they operate, and human behavior in political matters. As a political science major, you will hone your analytical and problem-solving abilities and improve your communication skills.

Featuring courses in American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and foreign policy, this dynamic program allows you the freedom to tailor your degree by choosing from several open electives. In addition to providing a solid foundation for continuing on to graduate school, a bachelor's degree in political science can lead to an exciting career in government, law, business, education, or politics.

If you wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree rather than a Bachelor of Science degree, you will need to complete 12 quarter hours of an elementary modern language plus 12 quarter hours of an intermediate modern language.

Put Your Degree to Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a majority of those with bachelor’s degrees in political science find employment in niche areas with specialized titles, such as market analyst, research assistant, writer, or policy analyst. Generally speaking, the job outlook for political scientists is very promising, as the field is projected to continue growing over the next several years.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Entry Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Major Courses
  • Statistics 1
  • Statistics 2
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Research Methods: Generating and Investigating Research Problems
  • Senior Research Seminar/Project
  • American Political Thought
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups
  • State and Local Government
  • The Congress
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Criminal and Civil Due Process
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Organizations
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Africa Today
  • Government and Politics in the Middle East

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

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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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

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    62280 USD/year
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Funding

Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.

Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship

The Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Bunker Hill Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship

The Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to pursue an engineering and/or technology program that aligns with today’s industry needs.

Fast Track Your Education Scholarship

The Fast Track Your Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have been in the workforce for five or more years, have an associate degree or an equivalent of 60 semester hours (or 80 quarter hours) of transferrable credits, and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a fast-track format at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

Global Excellence Scholarship

The Global Excellence Scholarship was created to support students interested in global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe in the Bachelor of Science in Leadership – Global Classroom or the Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting Management – Global Classroom degree completion program.

Mass Bay Community College Scholarship

The Mass Bay Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Mass Bay Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Professional Information Technology Scholarship

The Professional Information Technology Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to complete their degree in Information Technology and are currently working or seeking a career in the field.

Roxbury Community College Scholarship

The Roxbury Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Roxbury Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Urban Education Community College Scholarship

The Urban Education Community College Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to become teachers in urban schools.

Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship

The Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for professionals who have been in the workforce for 10 or more years and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

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.

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