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.
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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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
National - Early action plan: Nov. 15 (for the fall), and get an admission decision by Dec. 15
International - Final Check-in Date: August 29
- Sophomore Seminar
- Applied Statistics
- World Geography
- American Politics
- College Composition
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score:
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).
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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
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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