BS-Government-Online Program
Credit Hours
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC


Become a Civic Leader by Pursuing Our Online Bachelor’s Degree in Government

Are you in search of a political science and government degree that can fit your busy schedule? Perhaps you’re passionate about political issues, and you need a degree that you can use to start your career in government. If so, Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in government may be for you!

Our 100% online B.S. in Government degree is designed to provide you with a foundational knowledge of government processes, functions, and positions. Through our School of Government’s online courses, you can enhance your professional qualifications and strengthen your understanding of lawmaking, implementation, and enforcement.

Our Christian professors aren’t just highly experienced in government – they understand what it takes to succeed in politics. Our professors are dedicated to your success and have a passion for teaching you the civic concepts needed for a rewarding career in government.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Government Degree?

Through Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in government online, you can acquire a wealth of knowledge in the areas of American government, foreign policy, and public policy. Our bachelor’s in government offers several areas of study to provide you with additional training in the political areas that you are most passionate about.

If you choose Liberty’s government administration degree, you can benefit from a challenging, rewarding curriculum that is designed to create Christ-centered leaders. Each course in our online government degree can help equip you with the knowledge needed to excel in government. Our online government degree can help you pursue a number of government careers upon graduation. 

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

Our bachelor’s degree in government exists to equip you with a biblically centered, historically informed grasp of civic government. In our online government program, which is taught from a limited government perspective, you can learn about the economic, legal, and political theories that influence contemporary politics. 

Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in government seeks to inspire and produce action-oriented students who will become Christ-centered leaders, scholars, and policymakers. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence — choose Liberty, and become a Christ-centered political force.


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 across the globe. 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, 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

What Are the Highlights of Our Online Government Degree?

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online Bachelor of Science in Government degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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 9 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!

  • Students enrolled in our government degree will have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • Liberty graduates are highly sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.

    Admission Requirements for the Bachelor’s in Government

    Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. 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**
    • Official high school transcripts or official GED test scores are required for an official admissions decision
      • Students may be allowed to enroll in up to 12 credit hours with Liberty with the submission of an unofficial high school transcript and our High School Self-Certification form
    • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

    *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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    Potential Career Options for Graduates of the B.S. in Government Program 

    • Administrative officer
    • City manager
    • Counterterrorism agent
    • Federal agent 
    • Government official
    • Intelligence analyst
    • Investigator
    • Law enforcement officer
    • Lobbyist
    • Nonprofit director
    • Policy analyst 
    • Public administrator