About the Helms School of Government

About the Jesse Helms School of Government 

Think Critically. Lead with Honor.

At the Helms School of Government, we help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. Teaching classes from a conservative Christian perspective, we offer associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees along with certificates and a variety of targeted minor degree options. 

Senator Jesse HelmsPrepare to be a leader in your chosen field and join what our school’s namesake, Senator Jesse Helms, termed, “The war for truth and freedom.” Helms was an influential leader in the rise of today’s conservative movement and promoted traditional values.

Instilling a Christian sense of justice and civic duty in our students, the Helms School of Government helps our students prepare to make an impact in our world by teaching the life-changing principle of  “service greater than self.”

Get a Strong Academic Foundation

Your degree from the School of Government can help open doors of opportunity in a variety of careers including politics, the legal field, law enforcement, and even foreign service.

At the Helms School, you'll develop the critical thinking skills you need and also be able to target your interests through degree programs and minors like:

  • Criminal Justice
  • International Relations
  • Government/Public Policy
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Pre-Law (Western Legal Traditions)
  • Homeland Security

Learn from Our Experienced Faculty

Study under professors who have served as intelligence analysts, campaign organizers, lawyers, presidential appointees, missionaries, and police officers. These seasoned professionals take what they've learned in their careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life.