What will I learn?

The programs in the Department of Political Science are designed to teach students the fundamentals of contemporary public policy, the importance of politics and democracy, and the means by which government can be influenced to respond to collective needs.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS MAJOR PREPARE YOU FOR?

A major in Political Science offers a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts. Building on the foundation opens the way to many career opportunities in the Private, Non-Profit and Public sectors. The choice to continue your education in graduate school can lead to diverse careers in new and exciting areas, including Attorney at Law, Professor and City Manager, Journalist, Public Relations, Communications, Legal Research, Consulting, Public Policy Advocate, Director of Development, City Council Member, Law Enforcement Officer, Legislative Director, Public Relations Officer, School District Administrator.

WHAT SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED WITHIN THIS MAJOR?

Political Science majors learn how to: Carefully and accurately analyze texts and ideas; apply qualitative and quantitative methods to real world problems, think critically about complex issues; research, digest, and utilize data from a variety of sources; communicate ideas clearly and effectively in writing and speech; engage with other viewpoints in a balanced and nuanced manner.

ACCELERATED 3+3 DEGREE

The CSU/Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 3+3 program permits a student who has completed three years of undergraduate study to be admitted to the College of Law to begin J.D. studies. The undergraduate degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the first full year of the J.D. curriculum, thus permitting the student to graduate with both an undergraduate and law degrees in six rather than seven years of full-time study (or its equivalent). In effect, the first year of law school completes the fourth year of the undergraduate degree (serving, in effect, as undergraduate elective courses) and serves as the first year of law school. This arrangement saves both time and money for the student.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,904.00 per year
USD $16,904 for bachelor’s degree; USD $28,408 for JD degree
Application deadline

Expected July, December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

2121 Euclid Avenue,

RT 1822,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

The following admission requirements apply to students who have not completed any college-level course work after completing secondary school.

Cumulative secondary school GPA equivalent to a 2.3 on the US grading scale

Meet minimum test score requirements:

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 and at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550

IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English): 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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