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International :30 Nov 

BA Political Science - Political Theory

Catalog id : PS29
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

13672 USD
13672 USD

Application fee

International 70 USD
National 70 USD
Department of Political Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
SAT (avg)1350
ACT (avg)30

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About this course

Political science addresses some of the fundamental problems facing human society. Questions concerning world peace, government policies aimed at achieving economic stability and growth, the management of environmental quality, control over political competition, the possibility of using law to affect social and political change, and the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. and abroad are all on the research agenda of contemporary political scientists. The general purpose of the major is to address these and other issues systematically, and, simultaneously, to raise the broad theoretical questions which can help students relate today’s political debates to those debates about politics which have kept a theoretical tradition alive for over 2,000 years.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students with equal to or more than 1350 in the SAT are eligible to apply. 

ACT scores can also be used as eligibility. 30 is the score as eligibility for admission.

TOEFL score of 83 is minimum for admission.

IELTS score of 7 in Internet Based Test is minimum for eligibility.

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Course Modules

  • PS 10 or 10D,
  • PS 11 or 11D,
  • PS 12 or 12D,
  • PS 13 or 13D
  • PS 30 or 30D
  • 110A, 110B, 110C
  • 110DA, 110EA, 110EB, 110EC, 110ED, 110G, 110H, 110J, 110K, 110M, 110N, 110T, 111B, 111D, 112A, 112C, 113A, 113B, 113C, 114B, 115A, 116A, 119A

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How to Apply


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Test scores.

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Annual income for last year and the current year (your parents' if you're a dependent; your income if you're independent). This is optional unless you're applying for an application fee waiver or for the Educational Opportunity Program.

Social Security number, if you have one.

We use this to match your application to things like your test score report, final transcript(s) and, if you're applying for financial aid, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Citizenship status.

You must enter your country of citizenship (or "No Selection"). If your country of citizenship is outside the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and your visa type.

California Statewide Student ID (optional)

Each K-12 student in California public schools is assigned an ID number. If it's not printed on your transcript, ask your counselor or registrar.

Credit card.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your payment.

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