What will I learn?

Students majoring in government and politics must complete 36 credits of major required courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Up to 6 credits from the major and 6 credits from the minor may be applied toward the General Education requirements. Government and Politics is favored by students preparing for law school. Government and law majors interested in a career in teaching may also be admitted to QUEST, the five-year accelerated preparation program for teaching certification. Students should see college requirements for details of the general education requirements.

International Affairs Concentration (15 Credits)

(Metro campus Only)

The international affairs concentration offers students the opportunity to focus on how states and other actors, including non governmental organizations (NGOs), interact in the global environment, and within the dynamics of globalization that shape policy outcomes affecting levels of cooperation and conflict. International affairs provides the student with analytical and foundational courses, and the flexibility to pursue individual career goals in government and private sectors, and in academics. In addition to the courses required of all government and politics majors, students in the international affairs concentration must take a minimum of 15 GOVT credits.

  • GOVT1101 Intro to Political Science
  • GOVT1102 Geography and World Issues
  • GOVT2211 International Organization
  • GOVT2212 International Law
  • GOVT2231 Comparative Government & Politics

Which department am I in?

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$32,000.00 per year
Start date

24 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 29 August 2022


Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to the R.N. to B.S.N. to M.S.N. program must meet the following requirements: Applicants must have graduated from a regionally accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program with a cumulative grade point ratio of at least 2.70, have passed the NCLEX-RN and be licensed as an R.N. in the state of New Jersey. Completion of the following high school studies: 4 units of English 1 unit of chemistry with lab 2 units of history 1 unit of biology with lab 2 units of college preparatory mathematicsRecommended courses: 1 unit of physics 2 units of foreign language A minimum of 16 high school academic units is required for admission.

For international students

High school transcripts, or equivalent, are required for admission and will be used to evaluate admission.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT - 70; IELTS - 6.0; ITEP - 3.7, Pearson’s PTE-A – 53.

Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1, Spring (January) Semester: December 1, Summer semester (limited programs): May 1.

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


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