Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Hanover College
4 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

At Hanover, political science helps students become independent thinkers and tomorrow's leaders. You'll study governments, public policies and political processes in classes small enough for informal, in-depth discussions.

Maybe you'll discuss the causes of war or the place of law in society. Maybe you'll explore politics and film, or society in contemporary Africa. Because your professors know you, they often will tailor instruction to your interests. If you like good food with your politics, you'll want to join the group that meets regularly for sessions called Pizza and Politics.

Admission requirements

As a selective liberal arts college, Hanover is looking for those students who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have completed the following high school courses:

  • Four years of English (literature and composition)
  • At least two years of foreign language
  • At least two years of mathematics, including Algebra II

The following courses are recommended as part of a well-rounded college-preparatory curriculum:

  • At least three years of laboratory science
  • At least three years of social studies
  • At least one year of fine or performing arts

Students who have taken AP, IB and dual-credit courses may be eligible for Hanover College credits.Hanover College has adopted a test-optional admission policy. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, there is no preference for either the SAT or ACT. Hanover College's school code for the SAT is ""1290"" and our ACT code is ""1200"". For international applicants, the TOEFL, IELTS or SAT-I score minimums must be met.

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

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Program content

  • Comparative Politics
  • Democracy
  • Modern Politics: Power and Ideas
  • Politics, Society, and Film
  • Community, Environment and Politic
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • American Political Thought
  • Latin American Politics
  • European Politics
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • U.S. Legislative Process
  • Women in the Developing World
  • Urban Politics
  • World Politics
  • The Problem of Order: Law, Politics
  • History of Political Thought
  • Contemporary Political Thought
  • Tocqueville in America
  • Research Methods
  • Political Sociology
  • American Pol. Thought, 1950 to Pres
  • Natural Resources Policy
  • Political Parties & Interest Groups
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Constitutional Law
  • Field Study: Washington, DC
  • Challenge of the American Founding
  • International Law & Organization
  • International Political Economy
  • Field Study United Nations
  • Social Movements
  • Senior Seminar

Scholarships & funding

All Admitted International Students will receive a scholarship in the amount of $32,000 USD renewable annually for 4 years. The scholarship will be referred to as the HAQ scholarship.


Tuition fee for the course is $58,544 per academic year, including estimated book and insurance costs. Visit the university's website for more information.

Career paths

Previous graduates' career and professional placements have included:

  • Attorney (Indianapolis, Lexington)
  • Army JAG
  • Clerk for Federal District Court (Miami)
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland

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Hanover College

Hanover College is small, private college located in Hanover, Indiana. Established in 1827 as Indiana’s first private college, Hanover has a longstanding history within the state and recognition for Alumni success. With about 1,100 undergraduate students, over 600 acres of...

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Why study at Hanover College

Hanover College gives students the best of all worlds. There are renowned professors at the top of their discipline, but classes small enough to get 1:1 interaction and mentoring from those professors.

We are located in a small midwestern area near one of Indiana's most historic small towns (Madison, IN), but less than an hour away from some of the largest and most touristic cities of the Midwest.

We have a one-of-a-kind naturally beautiful campus with over 600 acres of space, hiking trails, over 30 waterfalls, and endless hammocking spots. Hanover is also Indiana's first and oldest private, liberal arts, college. Hanover is also a global institution with about 18 different international partner universities and a variety of study abroad options to participate in during your 4 years here.

Contact info

Hanover College

517 Ball Drive
47243 Hanover IN
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +18128667021

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