Southern New Hampshire University

Law and Politics (International), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

As well as with a solid undergraduate foundation in the art and science of politics as practiced in the United States, abroad, and internationally.

Law and Politics (International) BA candidates spend their first two years in a law, politics or other degree program at their home universities, then complete their remaining degree requirements in two years on our campus. They also take all of their Southern New Hampshire University law and politics courses with American peers, immersing themselves not just in the legal and political content of their coursework, but in American culture and university life, too.

SNHU's beautifully wooded, 120-hectare campus is set on a hillside above the Merrimack River on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire. Once in the forefront of America's Industrial Revolution, Manchester is now New Hampshire's biggest city — a sophisticated, multicultural urban center with 110,000 inhabitants. 

New Hampshire is one of the six states of the New England region, which forms the northeastern corner of the United States, and was among the first regions to be settled by English-speaking colonists. SNHU's campus is an hour west of the Atlantic Ocean, an hour south of some of the region's most impressive lakes and mountains, and an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, which is New England's biggest city. With a population of 625,000, this coastal metropolis enjoys an international reputation as a hub of literature, learning, medical research, and high-tech industry, and is a popular weekend destination for the students from the dozens of colleges and universities in the area.

See Yourself Succeed as a Law & Politics Major

SNHU is an ideal place to study law and politics because of the state of New Hampshire's unique role as host to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary election, which often is the most crucial stop for the many men and women seeking Presidential office.

The candidates start their primary election campaigns as early as a year and half before the general election, meeting face-to-face with ordinary voters throughout New Hampshire in their homes and workplaces, in restaurants and diners, and on the street. Two recent presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton in 2008, have chosen SNHU as their primary election night campaign headquarters. In 2007, Barack Obama delivered the commencement speech at SNHU's graduation ceremony shortly before launching his own presidential campaign.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in law and politics for international students at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
  • Innovative programs. Save time and tuition with our three-year degree programs or study abroad at little or no extra cost.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Internships & Outcomes

Historically, lawyers have always commanded high salaries, and opportunities within this field will remain steady at 10% growth through 2022. The job outlook for political scientists is even more promising, with 21% projected growth from 2012-2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Facts like these make now an excellent time to enter either profession.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • College Composition I
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • World Geography
  • Applied Statistics
  • SNHU Experience: Transition to SNHU
  • SNHU Experience: Life after SNHU
  • SNHU Experience: Gen Ed Capstone
  • World Geography
  • American Politics
  • International Relations
  • The American Legal Tradition
  • Political Theory
  • World Legal Traditions
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Capstone Colloquium

For more information, please check the program website.

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of science
  • Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

410 - 1,550 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

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.