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The award
Bachelor of International Liberal Arts

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
JPY 1596000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, April

International course fees
JPY 1596000 per year

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About Political Science at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

Today’s political scientists seek to address some of the biggest issues facing human society. Questions concerning government policies aimed at achieving economic stability and growth, how to reduce the gap between the rich and poor, the role of Non-Government Organisations, the best ways to affect positive social and political change, geopolitics, protecting and strengthening democratic institutions, and the path to enduring world peace are all on the research agenda of contemporary political scientists.

The iCLA’s major in Political Science explores these areas from a multidisciplinary perspective. Our program enhances your ability to think critically and apply analytical reasoning in pursuit of researching the causes behind issues facing society and laying out the path solving them.

The interdisciplinary curriculum at iCLA allows you to acquire the quantitative skills required in this field through courses like economics, mathematics, statistics, and research methods. You can then supplement these with the range of electives on offer in Data Science, Quantitative Reasoning, Psychology or Sociology. Combining courses from these various interconnected subject areas maximizes your ability to look holistically at your chosen field and allows you to understand it in a comprehensive manner.

The Political Science major at iCLA prepares you to meet the challenges facing modern society and fulfill your academic and career aspirations in the areas of politics and policy (local or national government, government services, diplomacy and intelligence, and public relations), nonprofit work (national or international non-governmental organizations, community organizing and planning, mass media or social media, and general education or academia), business (healthcare and social assistance, social enterprise, policy analyst, market research analyst, e-governance).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBachelor of International Liberal ArtsHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptember, AprilDomestic course feesJPY 1596000 per yearInternational course feesJPY 1596000 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

All applicants must hold, or be expected to hold upon entry to iCLA, a high school diploma equivalent to a Japanese senior high school graduation, having completed 12 years of education.

Applicants are also required to have passed a standardized test or university entrance qualification exam such as the SAT test. 

 

Language Requirements

Non-native English speaking students must demonstrate English language proficiency with a TOEFL iBT score of 76, an IELTS score of 6.0, a Duolingo score of 95 or by providing an equivalent accepted English language qualification as shown in “Appendix A” of the Application Guidelines. In principle, this requirement is waived for native English speaking students.

There is no requirement for Japanese language proficiency to enter iCLA.

What students think about International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    Hue, Vietnam (Global Business & Economics)

    Testimonial from Hue, Vietnam (Global Business & Economics), student at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    iCLA truly supported me in discovering my dream career in finance. iCLA’s curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, from economics to performing arts. Through exploring those courses, I was able to discover my interest in my chosen career. Moreover, the professors, students and admin staff are always willing to talk and share their academic and professional experiences, which really helped me.

    Hannah, United States (Political Science)

    Testimonial from Hannah, United States (Political Science) , student at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    When choosing where to pursue my higher education, I wanted to make sure I chose a university that utilized my full potential. Finding iCLA, I knew it was the culturally cohesive environment I saw myself excelling in. Now I’m here I know it was the best choice! iCLA is truly a melting pot where everyone feels welcome. I genuinely encourage those who are considering applying to do so! 

    Ashley, Singapore (Japan Studies)

    Testimonial from Ashley, Singapore (Japan Studies), student at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    I chose iCLA for its status as a Liberal Arts college in Japan with English-taught classes, the low student-to-faculty ratio, and the opportunity to learn Japanese language, culture, and history. I have learned so much about Japanese culture, language, history, and economy that it overtakes my knowledge of my home country! I’m excited to see where this interest leads me in the future.

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