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BAPolitical Science

Tuition fee $5,500.00 per year
Application fee $100.00 one-time
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The Political Science program at Işık University provides an ideal setting for students to study the world of politics under highly qualified faculty members, in the beautiful, natural environment of Şile. Students in this program learn about major concepts of political science such as power, authority, and legitimacy as well as the ideas of equality, freedom and justice. They analyze key political actors such as the state, government, political institutions, political parties, interest groups, and civil society organizations, and explore a range of political systems from democracies to authoritarian or theocratic systems. Students of this program enroll in the same courses as the International Relations program in the first two years of their study. Starting from their third year, they have the opportunity to specialize in the discipline with elective courses such as gender and politics, human rights, and political sociology. The number of departmental courses constitutes only half of the total number of required courses in order to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach.

Programme structure

To prepare students for professions and graduate programs in the field of Political Science with a strong academic background
To train students as individuals who are open to differences and innovation; who will be able to play leadership roles in their professions; who possess oral and written communication skills; and who are prone to teamwork.
To train students who are aware of their social responsibilities and ethical values
To instill students with an awareness of life-long individual and professional development

Career opportunities

Graduates of the political science program go on to careers in the public and private sectors as well as in civil society organizations, think tanks, and international organizations. They can also pursue graduate degree programs.

Apply now! Fall 2018
Application deadline
Sep 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Sep 20, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States