BA in Government

Bachelor of Arts in Government (B.A.)

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Residential Program

Gain a firm foundation in the biblical principles of civic government and train in limited government, political theory, law, and political and economic ideals.

The B.A. in Government is specifically designed to prepare you for graduate school as well as for a career that requires foreign language skills in fields such as international business, politics, and foreign service.

Producing Christ-centered leaders, the Helms School of Government will equip you to make an impact on the world.

Learn How To:

  • Evaluate the nature and role of government from a biblical worldview
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats
  • Integrate ethical and values-driven decision making in government scenarios
  • Evaluate political or government-related dilemmas

Careers You Could Have:

  • City Manager
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator
  • Diplomat
  • Policy Institute Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Judge
  • Legislation Analyst
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator
  • Federal Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Intelligence

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 hours minimum

Choose a Specialization:

  • International Relations – Learn how to evaluate dilemmas in geopolitical and international relations. Prepare for a career in military and foreign service, education, international business, or law enforcement.
  • Politics and Policy – Evaluate comparative political and economic theories as they relate to the field of government. Develop the skills you need for employment or further graduate study in politics, public administration, and public policy.
  • Western Legal Traditions – Prepare for law school by getting a strong foundation in government and law matched with the skills you’ll need in writing, public speaking, logic, and more. This specialization will also prepare you for employment in public or political organizations, or for work in legal fields in a non-lawyering capacity.

Courses You Could Take:

  • Modern Political and Economic Ideas: GOVT 302
  • American Legislative System: GOVT 322
  • American Foreign Policy: GOVT 425
  • Political Theory: GOVT 490

Programs of Study (DCPs)

BA in Government: Politics and Policy
BA in Government: Western Legal Traditions
BA in Government: International Relations

Where Our Students Have Interned

Find internship opportunities on our internships page and at the LU Network.

  • The Family Foundation 
  • Heritage Foundation, Middle East Affairs

Where Alumni Have Worked

  • Concerned Women for America
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 
  • Office of U.S. Senator Capito 
  • United States Senate, Office of Senator Marco Rubio