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School of Government

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Training Leaders to Be Champions for Christ

Earn Your Degree from a Christian School of Government

Rise to the challenge and prepare for your career through an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from the Helms School of Government.

Select from our programs in Criminal Justice, Government, Public Policy, Homeland Security, International Relations, Pre-Law, Public Policy, Public Administration, and more. Then tailor your choice to match your career goals.

Our variety of minors and certificates will also help you target your interests.

Learn from skilled faculty members who have not only held esteemed positions in the field of government but are also grounded in the Christian faith.

With professional knowledge and expertise, our faculty members are committed to helping you succeed as a student and a leader in your field.

Our Top Government Degree Programs

Pre-Law Degrees

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International Relations Degrees

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Criminal Justice Degrees

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Intelligence & National Security Degrees

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Government & Public Admin. Degrees

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Center for Law & Government

Get hands-on experience in politics and policy through the Center for Law & Government.

As a collaboration with the Liberty University School of Law and the Helms School of Government, the Center for Law & Government promotes public policy and the free exchange of ideas.

Meet Your Dean

Maj. Gen. USMC, (Ret.) Jason Bohm
Dean, Helms School of Government

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What Government Alumni are Saying

Montgomery Pace | International Relations Degree

"The foundation that I developed from my coursework, extracurricular activities, and opportunities in the Helms School of Government proved invaluable as I began my career on Capitol Hill. Without a solid footing in my worldview, I would not have been as firm in my principles as I am today."

Karsyn Keener | Government Degree

"In learning to brief cases, I was able to recognize key rules and rationale from a court case. This has been invaluable for my time in law school as I came in with skills that most others had to acquire during the first few weeks of school."

Josh Hetzler | Government Degree

"The Helms School of Government was instrumental in developing my critical thinking skills. I was challenged in my own assumptions and learned to think systematically and consistently."

Christian G. Smith | Criminal Justice Degree

"The faculty at the Helms School of Government are some of the most well-trained, passionate, and caring individuals that I have had the privilege of knowing. They prepared me academically and taught me the practical skills I needed for a successful career in law enforcement."

Government Societies & Clubs

Connect with fellow classmates who share your interests while you prepare for your future career:

  • Alexander Hamilton Society
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • The Hans Gross Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Strategic Intelligence Society

Liberty School of Government in the News

Accreditation for Liberty University

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees, as well as certificates at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Liberty University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (https://www.sacscoc.org/).

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