Bachelor of Science in Government - Politics and Policy Online Degree 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 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Influence Your Local, State, and National Government with an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Government – Public Policy and Politics!

Do you have a passion for political science and creating policy? Have you ever wanted to work in Washington D.C., or at your local government offices? If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Government – Politics and Policy program may be for you! Our government and policy degree can equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a policy career at the national, state, or local level.

Through policy studies such as comparative politics, modern political and economic ideas, international relations, and American constitutional history, this degree can provide you with valuable training needed for careers in public service. Constructing policy in a legal, ethical manner is a crucial function of godly government and legislative leaders — and with a degree from Liberty, you can prepare to serve with integrity. 

Our government and politics degree seeks to teach you how to create and interpret policy through a biblical lens. Don’t begin your job search unprepared. Get the public policy education you need at Liberty University.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Public Policy and Politics Degree?

As a public policy major, you will study under professors who take what they’ve learned through real-world experience, translate that information into practical application, and help bring your classroom experience to life. 

The Helms School of Government offers programs like the politics and policy degree to develop principled, driven leaders whose commitment to country is preceded only by their devotion to God and family. At Liberty, we pride ourselves on being an institution of higher education that promotes this commitment by designing a curriculum that celebrates the Bible and the U.S. Constitution.

If you are in search of a degree program that can help prepare you for public policy jobs and law school alike, look no further than Liberty’s online bachelor’s degree in government – public policy and politics.

Public Policy vs. Political Science: What’s the difference?

Public policy is a specific subject within political science that focuses on how and why some policies become law and why others don’t. Essentially, political science is a broader field than public policy, which is a niche subject.

What Will You Learn in the Online Bachelor’s in Government – Politics and Public Policy Degree Program?

Our online bachelor’s degree in politics and policy can help give you the training you need to become an effective government leader. As a policy and politics major, you will examine competing political theories and ideologies that challenge you to critically evaluate your own political convictions. You will also study economics, political science, public administration, and American politics throughout this degree program.

This degree won’t just help you evaluate and understand current issues and events. By studying government, politics, and policy at Liberty, you will also be taught to differentiate between a variety of economic, ecological, demographic, and security challenges that exist within the global community. In addition, you will engage in informed reading, research, analysis, and discussion of public policy topics.

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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 Career Options with a Bachelor’s in Politics and Policy Degree

  • Government official
  • Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit director
  • Policy analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Public administrator

Admission Requirements for the BS 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**
  • High School Self-Certification form and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
  • 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. 

BS in Politics and Policy Program Highlights

  • 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 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 pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Government have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.

Online Bachelor’s in Government – Politics and Policy Program Information

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