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Political Science, BALAS University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign



Course info


In this major, you’ll study policy in nations, between nations, and in non-governmental settings. Students delve into questions of power, conflict, cooperation, and diversity in the U.S. and across the world. With these questions, you'll learn about decision-making and disagreement management. Instruction is divided into five areas: American politics, comparative politics, public policy, political theory, and international relations. Your coursework will teach you how to gather, analyze, and interpret data and evidence. You will also learn how to write and communicate with confidence. In your classes, you'll learn how to collaborate on projects. You can choose from two concentrations:

Political Science

Civic Leadership

Students must complete one concentration in consultation with an academic advisor.

Citizen Politics Concentration

Civic Leadership Concentration

General Political Science Concentration

International Relations Concentration

Law & Power Concentration

Public Policy & Democratic Institutions Concentration

World Politics Concentration

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Political Science, BALAS.

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees

$30,594.00 (22,42,522) per year


24 Aug, 21 Dec, 19 Jan


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2090 Lincoln Hall,

702 South Wright Street,



61801, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students should complete their high school courses and grades

GPA: 3.50-3.93

TOEFL scores are TOEFL: 103-111

Along with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS) can also be used to show English proficiency. The typical scores for admission are a total of 7.5 to 8, with a score of at least 6 on all 4 modules.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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