Helms School of Government – Associate Degrees Explore Subjects in Government and Politics

Why Choose Liberty University’s Helms School of Government for Your Associate Degree?

By choosing to earn your online associate in a government-related field at Liberty University, you will be educated by teachers who are grounded in their Christian faith. They bring their real-world experience to the classroom, teaching you skills that can help propel your career forward. When you choose to continue your education, these classes can be used towards obtaining your bachelor’s degree, giving you even more options for career advancement.

Whether you are a busy professional looking to get ahead in your career, or you are just starting out, you can benefit from our 100% online course format. You can take all our associate degree courses from the comfort of your own home or office, so no need to travel to a campus to study! Our convenient 8-week terms make it so you can focus on fewer classes at once while still attending school full-time and staying connected with your family, work, and community. Liberty’s online associate degrees are a convenient, fast, and affordable option to further your career. 

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Available Government Associate’s Degrees

The field of criminal justice requires the highest ethical standards. With Liberty University, you can learn from some of the best criminal justice professionals in the field of government and proceed into the workforce to be a Christian leader. With an online Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice in combination with additional training, you can pursue your goals of becoming a police officer, corrections officer, probation officer, or work in private or corporate security.

Follow your calling to serve and make a difference in your community. If you have any questions about what choice is right for you, we are always happy to answer any questions. Contact an admissions counselor today at (800) 424-9595

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Value of a Degree

At Liberty, you can strengthen your research skills and accomplish something remarkable. Completing a program isn’t just something you do – it can be an invaluable experience. Take a look at some other reasons why completing an online associate’s degree is worth it.

Return On Investment In Your Education

Return on Investment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides valuable information on how a degree can impact salary prospectsLearn more!*

Potential Employment Opportunities With A Liberty University Degree

Employment Opportunities

Explore job outlook statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the following careers: security guards and gambling surveillance officers** and social and human service assistants.***

Professional Connection Opportunities Through Liberty University

Professional Connections

Mastering concepts and gaining advanced knowledge shouldn’t be the only benefits of a degree. Our world-class online learning environment is designed to facilitate collaboration and networking.

Frequently Asked Questions


Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.