CUNY York College
York College is a public, senior college established in 1966 as part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. York is located in Jamaica, Queens, NY (the Jamaica neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City, NY), about five miles north of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
York offers one Political Science -related Bachelor’s program — its Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science. This BA prepares students for a variety of career roles (some requiring graduate/ professional studies), including: business manager, campaign strategist, CIA agent/ analyst, congressional staffer, customs official, government relations advisor, labor relations specialist, lawyer, political activist, political commentator, or politician. The BA requires 120 credit-hours (approx. 40 courses), with 31 for the major (incl. independent research and combined seminar-internship opportunities).
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a public university that was established in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. Today UTEP is part of the University of Texas System and is located in El Paso, Texas, some 550 miles northwest of San Antonio, TX, and about 270 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
UTEP offers four political Science- related Bachelor’s programs — all based on its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political Science. Overall, this BA prepares students for a variety of career options (some requiring advanced degrees), including working for governments, intelligence agencies, media outlets, non-profits, or political campaigns. Each BA option requires 120 semester-hours (approx. 40 courses), with at least 18 for a required minor and at least 27 for the major (which can take the form of one of four concentrations: General Political Science; Law and Politics; International Politics; or Public Administration and Service).
- In-state tuition: $7,259.
- Out-of-state tuition: $18,389.
- Yearly average net price: $5,607
California State University – Fresno
California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is a public, comprehensive university established in 1911 as Fresno State Normal School. It is part of the California State University system and is located in Fresno, California, about 190 miles southeast of San Francisco, CA, and 230 miles northwest of Los Angeles, CA.
Fresno State offers two Political Science-related Bachelor’s programs. Its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political Science prepares students to: go on to law school and legal/ judicial careers; become civic organizers, congressional aides, teachers, or union leaders; find work with all levels of government (city manager, diplomat, military officer, public servant); get elected to public office; or obtain positions with international or non-profit organizations. The BA requires 120 units (approx. 40 courses), with 36 for the major (incl. capstone, independent study, and internship opportunities). Finally, Fresno State also offers four other Political Science-related program options: a 21-unit minor in Political Science; a 21-unit minor in Public Administration; an 18-unit, interdisciplinary minor in International Political Economy; and a 12-15 unit, interdisciplinary certificate in Legal Studies.
- In-state tuition: $6,299.
- Out-of-state tuition: $17,459.
- Yearly average net price: $5,599.
California State University- Fullerton
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a public, comprehensive university established in 1957 as Orange County State College. It is part of the California State University system and its main campus is in Fullerton, California, some 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, CA.
CSUF offers two Political Science-related Bachelor’s programs — both based on its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political Science. This BA provides an understanding of human behavior in relation to “power and public organizations.” That means it can prepare students for careers in city management, federal law enforcement, foreign service, government service, journalism, labor relations, lobbying, market research, or the military. The BA requires 120 units (approx. 40 courses), with 48 for the major (incl. course options in American foreign policy; globalization, justice and democracy; government and the economy; political behavior and motivation; political philosophy; research methods; and an internship opportunity).Finally, CSUF also offers three 18-unit, Political Science-related minors, in: International Politics; Law, Politics, and Society; and Political Science.
- In-state tuition: $6,315.
- Out-of-state tuition: $17,475.
- Yearly average net price: $5,542
California State University – Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a public, comprehensive university established in 1947 as Los Angeles State College. It is part of the California State University system and its main campus is in Los Angeles, California, about 5 miles roughly east of the city’s downtown core.
CSULA offers four Political Science- related Bachelor’s programs — all based on its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science. Overall, this BA prepares students for a variety of career options (some requiring graduate/ professional degrees). These options include becoming an activist/ advocate, congressional staffer, customs officer, federal law enforcement agent (FBI, CIA), government relations advisor, lawyer, online political editor/ blogger, political campaign manager, or public affairs specialist. Each of the four BA options requires 180 units in total (approx. 46 courses), with 65 for the major; 33 of which are for core requirements (incl. a senior-year capstone).
- In-state tuition: $6,348.
- Out-of-state tuition: $17,508.
- Yearly average net price: $2,735.
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is a public HBCU (Historically Black College/University) established in 1891. ECSU is part of the University of North Carolina system and is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, about 170 miles east and slightly north of Raleigh, NC; and some 55 miles south and slightly west of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
ECSU offers two Political Science -related Bachelor’s programs-both based on its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History with a minor in Political Science. (ECSU does have a BA in Political Science, but it’s in the process of being reconfigured and is no longer accepting new students.) The available BA, meanwhile, prepares students for graduate studies, law school, and/ or careers in business, community affairs, education, global affairs, government service, politics, public history, or public policy. The BA requires 124 credit-hours (approx. 44 courses), with 42 for the major, including 12 for an optional concentration in Public History. The Political Science minor accounts for 21 hours (incl. courses in American national government; comparative government; political theory; and state and local government). Finally, ECSU also offers two other Political Science-related program options: a 21-hour minor in Global Studies, with concentrations in Politics or African History and Politics.
- In-state tuition: $4,498.
- Out-of-state tuition: $16,173.
- Yearly average net price: $2,490.