Bachelor of Arts Political Science
The world of politics has profound impacts on our lives, but it can be difficult to understand how things get done in the hallowed halls of power. The study of political science will bring you new clarity about our political processes and show you how to get involved and make a difference.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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- Through the Washington Semester Program at American University, St. Scholastica students can study with policy experts in the nation’s capital, pursue an internship in a government agency or think tank, and undertake an in-depth policy research project
- The St. Scholastica Pre-Law Program prepares students for law school through careful advising about course selection, legal internships and the law school application process. Develop your leadership skills through becoming involved in the Pre-Law Society and in student government organizations.
- Through St. Scholastica’s partnership with Mitchell Hamline School of Law, well-prepared students can complete both their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years
- Internships are available with state and local government agencies, NGOs, policy and advocacy organizations, and through many forms of public service.
The study of political science prepares students for graduate studies as well as for a wide range of careers, including those in teaching, law, government, public service, public policy and administration, foreign and military service, business, electoral politics, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the nonprofit sector, interest-group advocacy and journalism.
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