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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Clark University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Massachusetts
Fall 2020
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Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Understanding the policies and decisions that shape your life on the local, national, and international level requires keen insight and expert analysis. The political science major at Clark helps you explore this dynamic subject across three crucial areas — American politics and public policy, comparative politics, and international relations — in the context of a foundational liberal arts education.

You’ll investigate a range of issues that reverberate within and beyond Clark’s campus, including civil liberties, human rights, elections, and globalization. In line with our focus on action-based learning, you’ll collaborate with faculty members and peers to drive positive change through your research, internships, and service projects, at home and abroad.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

For 2021 entry, Clark University has no application fee.


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Program content

A minimum of 13 courses are required to complete the political science major. Foundational classes in research methods and political theory will show you how to articulate, evaluate, defend, and rebut answers to the questions that political scientists ask. You’ll choose a subfield of political science (American politics and public policy, comparative politics, or international relations), taking courses from the introductory level to an advanced capstone seminar. Classes outside your subfield, as well as Economics and the World Economy and a course in history, will broaden your knowledge base. You’ll have flexibility in your course selection.

Qualified students can join the Clark chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

Skills you will learn include how to:

  • Conduct political science research using appropriate data and methods
  • Formulate a research question and a thesis statement, and write a critical literature review
  • Use evidence to articulate and defend arguments about the relative merits of political actions, policies, and types of political institutions
  • Analyze and evaluate arguments and statements made by both scholars and political actors
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral form

Tuition fees

CLARK UNIVERSITY COST OF ATTENDANCE (2019-2020)

Tuition | $46,850

Standard Housing | $5,600

Standard Meal Plan | $3,880

Health Insurance | $1,793

Other Fees | $900

Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

At Clark you’ll get more than a great education; you’ll also be prepared for a long, productive career and life of consequence. And once you’ve completed your degree, you can join other Clark alumni who have gone on to work for great organizations and attend some of the best graduate schools in the world.

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Clark University

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, about 40 miles west of Boston. Clark is a global community; 15% of our student body is international, representing more than 80 countries....


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Kadijha Kuanda
(5)
Clark University has amazing staff for the Political Science Department including a former UN Ambassador and other engaging professors that each take part in some kind of interesting research related to their field. It was fairly easy to declare my major and my PoliSci Advisor continues to be extremely helpful with choosing the most interesting ...
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Clark University

Clark University 950 Main Street
01610 Worcester Massachusetts
USA

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