Social Sciences

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Study the systems of government that shape people’s lives.

Debate the uses—and misuses—of power. Gain an understanding of how government policies are made and implemented. As a political science major, become fluent in political issues and movements and examine political theory, history, and context.

Construct compelling arguments about the causes of, and solutions to, political problems. Approach research from both a behavioral and a scientific perspective. And analyze governance at the local, national, and global levels and assess its impact on the public.

Hone your ability to write and speak with precision and refine your critical-thinking skills in discussions with faculty and classmates. Our smaller class sizes mean that your viewpoint will be heard. Immerse yourself in the professional world of policymaking, government processes, and community organizing during two internships in the Greater Boston area.

You’ll emerge from our Political Science program with expertise in governmental structures and processes, methods for evaluating policy, strategies for exercising power, and conceptual tools for analyzing political events and outcomes. You'll graduate prepared for meaningful careers in business, law, education, government, communications, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our Political Science program:
Internships
Where Students Intern
Careers
Where Graduates Work

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Political Science
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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