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Political Science

The University of Akron

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11635 USD/year
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About

The Political Science program of The University of Akron studies the institutions and procedures people use to regulate conflict within and between nations.

Overview

Political Science Fundamentals

The coursework of the Political Science program of The University of Akron addresses:

  • U.S. political and government systems
  • institutions of other nations
  • political systems and international connections
  • war and peace
  • global balance of power

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Hands-on Research

The Department of Political Science is home to the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, a public education and research center where students learn how to become active and competent in political life.

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

  • The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics provides internship opportunities with political party organizations, candidates, interest groups and public officials at the national, state and local levels.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in political science opens the door to many career opportunities, such as:

  • administrators and elected officials at the local, state and national levels
  • teachers at secondary education or college levels

Other career options include:

  • government and private-sector policy analysis
  • law
  • policing and corrections
  • mass media and news analysis
  • foreign service and overseas government programs
  • intelligence
  • campaigns and elections
  • government liaison work
  • mediation
  • nonprofit organization work

Career Outlook

Opportunities are growing the field of political science and related fields. Job prospects are especially good for those with advanced degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Government & Politics in the United States
  • World Politics & Government
  • Introduction to Political Research
  • Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Selected Topics in Political Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
71
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
48
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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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