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Appalachian State University, USA, Boone

Political Science (American Politics), B.Sc.

  • Political Science (American Politics), B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,968

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

In the American Politics concentration, you will have the opportunity to learn from faculty who specialize in electoral behavior, political institutions, public administration and judicial behavior. Students are encouraged to participate in local, state and national politics, and many pursue an internship in Washington, D.C., or North Carolina's capital of Raleigh.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

Have you ever thought how you could make a real difference in your community Have you ever considered managing a campaign or even running for elected office Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Science in Political Science - American Politics degree prepares you to work effectively and to productively engage in politics. The department offers a variety of study-away courses which allow students to earn course credits while engaging in real world politics. Recent study-away destinations include Raleigh, N.C., Washington, D.C., the Iowa caucuses, Cuba and Jordan. Employment: Most students start jobs right after graduation. Recent employers include: United States Congress N.C. State Legislature Lobbying firms Marketing firms Federal agencies Non-Profit organizations


Programme Structure Courses include: American Political Parties and Interest Groups Basic Statistics Presidency and Executive Branch American Political Thought Political Psychology Political Persuasion



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.

English Entry Requirement


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