What will I learn?

The political science major is designed to make students familiar with the major schools of thought and methodologies in the field of political science. Students become knowledgeable about American, comparative, and international politics and study the dynamics of power and decision making in various political systems. They learn to grasp the forces that determine the direction of emerging countries and their governments, and to analyze the political-economic relationship within geopolitical areas. Students can make comparisons among different political structures within the world, and understand competing historical and contemporary political thought that underpins political systems. The goal in political science is to achieve a self-reflective analysis of the institutions that socialize individuals into their political constructs.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who major in Political Science will:

  1. Be knowledgeable about American, comparative, and international politics.
  2. Understand the dynamics of power and decision making in various political systems.
  3. Be able to analyze the political-economic relationship within geopolitical areas.
  4. Be able to make comparisons among different political structures within the world, to include the congressional and parliamentary systems.
  5. Understand competing historical and contemporary political thought that underpins political systems.
  6. Be able to perform a self-reflective analysis of the institutions that socialize individuals into their political constructs.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,520.00 per year
USD $14,760 per semester (Fall/Spring); USD $1,230 per credit hour
Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Hawaii Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive,

HONOLULU,

Hawaii,

96813, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are preferred to have a 3.0 GPA or above in high school college preparatory courses. High school courses: In preparation for undertaking academic studies at the University, it is recommended that applicants have completed at a minimum the following courses: 4 years English; 4 years History or Social Science; 3 years Mathematics; 2 years Science. Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Admission.

For international students

Students are preferred to have a high school and should include grades/scores for each subject.

English Language Score:

TOEFL (IBT): Score- 70; TOEFL (ITP): Score- 500; IELTS: Score- 6.0; Cambridge: Score- 169; PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) – 48; ELS Centers: Level- 110; Duolingo: 95. Application Deadline for fall: 15-Jan.

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

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