The Spring international application deadline is Dec. 12
The Fall international application deadline is Aug. 2
Had an average GPA of 3.59 and an average combined Evidence Based Reading and Math SAT score of 1239 (ACT equivalent 26)
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version of the test, 213 on the computer-based version or a 79-80 on the internet-based version. IELTS minimum score: 6.5.
Freshman applicants may waive the TOEFL, IELTS exam if their secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, they are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.
The introductory courses for majors provide the freshmen experience and create common bonds among students in Political Science. Core offerings on American Politics and Policy have been augmented by others on comparative policies of countries ranging from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia to Southern Africa.
The Department also offers specialized courses related to gender and citizenship, political economy, race and ethnicity, and public policy of interest to students in a variety of majors across the University.
In addition to traditional courses in political thought, recent course offerings have included work in state theory, feminist political theory, current theoretical conflicts in constitutional interpretation, and the politics of arts and culture.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science consists of 36 to 45 credits of coursework in Political Science, and a Practicum involving 75 to 100 hours of practical experience in politics, law or government. The major begins with an introductory course in American government, comparative politics or international relations, and two classes on the methods and skills of the discipline.
Students take upper level courses in four areas: American Politics, International Politics, Political Communication, and Law & Politics, completing the major with a practical experience in local government, law, or a service organization. Because many of our majors pursue careers in law and related fields, the department offers a variety of courses in constitutional interpretation, legal process, and other aspects of American and international law.