Bachelor of Science in Government - Public Administration Online Degree Program

Online Bachelor of Science in Government- Public Administration

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Prepare for a Career in Public Service with Our Online Bachelors in Government - Public Administration Degree Program!

Public Administration is focused on the organization of government policies so that the government can function as it is intended to. Many non-elected public servants are considered public administrators including heads of city, county, regional, and federal departments as well as other employees of public departments and agencies.

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Government - Public Administration degree will provide the training and knowledge needed to learn how government offices and departments work, how projects are carried out, budgets are balanced, and laws are enacted and enforced. Studying public administration can be an extremely rewarding experience for anyone looking to give back to his or her community.

We have created our Government - Public Administration degree with your success in mind. The Public Administration specialization in Government was created to provide you with strong foundational knowledge of the skills necessary to lead as a Public Administrator. Designed to be completed in four years or less, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Bachelor's of Government - Public Administration Program?

You will study under professors who take what they have learned in their successful careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life. The Helms School of Government develops programs such as the Bachelors in Government - Public Administration online to help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. You will develop the critical thinking skills you need and be able to target your interests through this degree.

Ethics and social issues are important in the field of government and public administration. As a Christian university, these are also important standards we hold strongly to as we strive to apply Biblical principles to create Christ-centered individuals and positive influencers of our culture. Students of the Bachelors in Government - Public Administration online degree will be prepared to ethically solve problems in the government and society.

What Will You Learn in the Online Bachelors of Government - Public Administration Program?

Our online Bachelor’s Degree in Government - Public Administration program will take you through various areas of government processes, policies, personnel, and politics to equip you with the skills you need to become an effective leader in public administration. You will examine various competing political ideologies and positions to allow you to participate in and evaluate current issues and events to solve issues that face our society. In studying government, politics and public administration, you will be able to differentiate between a variety of economic, ecological, demographic, and security problems and challenges within the global community and articulate some of the solutions to resolve them. You will engage in informed reading, research, analysis, and discussion of topics in public administration.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Bachelors in Government – Public Administration from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students enrolled in our Bachelor of Science in Government can transfer in up to 75% of credit hours (including up to 50% of their major) from another accredited college.
  • Increased job opportunities after completing your public administration bachelor degree.

Similar Online Degree Programs

Political Science 

  • Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Political Science is designed to give you a historical, theoretical and broad-based foundation in the study of politics so you can pursue a career in government and policies.

Public Administration

  • Courses under our Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is designed to train and equip students for the administration of public services and implementation of public policy at all levels of government as well as the private and non-profit sectors.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of an online degree by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

Online Bachelor of Government – Public Administration Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 credit hours total
  • Up to 75% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with a Degree in Government- Public Administration

  • Administrative Officer
  • City Manager
  • Politician
  • Public Interest/Advocacy Groups
  • Public Administrator