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Political Science (BA)
Political Science (BA)

Political Science (BA)

  • ID:CUC10021
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

To apply, you will need the following: 

  • A completed admission application for Concordia University Chicago.

  • Official transcripts of all college coursework from each institution you have attended.

  • Foreign transcripts evaluated by a Concordia-Chicago-approved international credentialing service. Concordia-Chicago accepts evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

  • A certified document pledging financial support for your first year of study and without any unexpected events, and enough funding from the same or an equally dependable source for the following years.

  • Proof of graduation from a secondary school.

  • A transfer verification form for students transferring from a school in the United States.

English Requirement

Proof of English proficiency, via one of the following:

  • A score of at least 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Concordia-Chicago’s DI code is 1140

  • A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • A score of 6.0 on the Password Skills Test

  • Successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School (ELS) or a certificate of completion of program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director


Course Information

Political Science Program and Degree Overview

At Concordia University Chicago, our small political science class sizes make it easy for students to get to know their professors. Professors are easily accessible to answer students’ questions and informally chat about class discussions or a wide variety of related issues.

We’re proud that approximately 90 percent of our students are employed or enrolled in graduate programs in their fields within six months of graduation. We educate students to be faithful, civic minded individuals who will actively engage and change the world through their careers and/or their volunteer efforts. Some political science majors continue their education in graduate school in political science or another social science discipline or go on to law school.

For this major, you will be required to take the introductory American government and politics course and then select your remaining coursework from a variety of electives. Past offerings have included The Politics of the Middle East, Global Terrorism and International Security in addition to:

  • Political Theory

  • The American Presidency

  • State and Local Government 

  • Constitutional Law

  • Public Policy

  • American Foreign Policy

  • Comparative Politics

  • International Relations 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Government Administrator

  • Congressional Staffer

  • Customs Officer

  • Government Analyst

  • Immigration Officer

  • Elected Official

  • Foreign Service Officer

  • Attorney

  • Journalist

  • Archivist

  • City Planner

  • Lobbyist

  • Campaign Manager

  • Business Executive

  • Pollster

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: 1,999 $ USD per year

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