BS-Government-Online Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Join Tomorrow’s Civil Leaders in Our Bachelor’s in Government Online Degree Program

Liberty University’s 100% online B.S. in Government degree is designed to provide you with a foundation in government processes, functions, and positions. Through our online government courses, you will enhance your professional qualifications and strengthen your understanding of lawmaking, implementation, and enforcement. Our caring, experienced Christian professors understand the important civic concepts you need to master for your future career in government and are dedicated to supporting you on your journey to success throughout your online bachelor’s in government degree.

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Government Online?

At Liberty University, we continually strive to better assist students in achieving their goals. Through our bachelor’s degree in Government online, you will acquire a wealth of knowledge in the foundations of American government, foreign policy, and public policy. Each of our three areas of study seeks to help you focus on your area of study, so you can pursue your passion as you become a Champion for Christ.

Students who choose Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in government will learn from a challenging and rewarding curriculum. Each course under our online government degree ensures that the student has the capable foundational knowledge needed to excel in the field of government. Students who pursue our online government degree will have the opportunities to enter security, political, and government administration fields after completion.

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Government Online Program?

The purpose of our bachelor’s in government online degree is to provide an understanding of our civic government based on biblical principles and historical accuracy. Liberty’s government courses teach students from a limited government perspective. Various political theories, laws, and political and economic ideas are all part of what you will learn in our online government program. Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in government focuses on inspiring and producing action-oriented students who will become Christ-centered statesmen, leaders, scholars, and policymakers capable of impacting the world.

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

National Security

Politics and Policy

Public Administration

Online Government Degree Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • College credit for military training.

What are the Highlights of Our Online Government Degree?

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years  ̶  and counting. 

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • By earning your Bachelor of Science in Government from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
  • Students enrolled in our government degree will have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • Liberty graduates are frequently sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.
  • 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.
  • Increase in public service job opportunities after completing our online government degree.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Criminal Justice – Explores the internal workings of the criminal justice system and its response to different types of crime. Students will learn targeted concepts for identifying the constitutional, procedural, and organizational differences of criminal justice and representative systems. Upon completion of their degree, students will be awarded a degree from our School of Government.
  • Paralegal Studies – Courses are taught by practicing lawyers who help train you to acquire strong professional skills, a firm foundation in ethics and increasingly higher levels of knowledge in government, politics, and law.

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor’s in Government

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

B.S. in Government Online Degree Program Information 

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