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ACCEPTANCE RATE

63.40%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

99%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

16:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$10,982

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Political Science Degree

The political science program at Shaw University prepares students for careers in federal, state, and local governments, as well as law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations, campaign management and polling, journalism, electoral politics, and more. The program focuses the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Program courses include: political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of political institutions and processes. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer political science degrees.

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Shaw University

3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, NC

Shaw University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The Baptist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Shaw University has a yearly student enrollment of approximately 2,700.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Shaw University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. 48% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 23% choose to attend.

The cost of tuition is close to $15,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $3,900. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The mascot for Shaw University is the "Bears", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.shawu.edu to see additional information.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Political Science program at Shaw University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Political Scientists

Description

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Shaw University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Shaw University may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Intercollegiate Athletics

Shaw University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Football (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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