Bachelor of Science in Government - Politics and Policy Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75 % of credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Influence Local, State and National Government by Earning an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and Policy!

Do you have a passion for political science and improving policy? Have you ever wanted to work in Washington D.C. or your local government offices? Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Government – Politics and Public Policy is the perfect program for you! Throughout this degree program, you will study Political Science and government systems to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work alongside government officials on a national, state and local level.  

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Why Choose Liberty’s Politics and Policy Online Program?

You will study under professors who take what they have learned and experienced in their successful careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life. The Helms School of Government develops programs such as the Bachelors in Government – Politics and Policy to help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. We work hard every day to live up to those credentials by seeking to improve our curriculum and teaching methods, in addition to building upon your strengths as you pursue our Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Policy.


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

Our online Bachelors in Politics and Policy degree will take you through the various government processes, politics, and policies to become an effective leader in our government systems. You will examine various competing political ideologies and positions that will allow you to evaluate political positions and opinions. You will understand, participate in, and evaluate current issues and events. In studying government, politics, and policies, you will be able to differentiate between a variety of economic, ecological, demographic, and security problems and challenges within the global community and articulate some of the political approaches to resolving them. You will also engage in informed reading, research, analysis, and discussion of public policy topics.

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Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers  
Admission Requirements

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of an online degree by offering the following benefits:

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

Potential Career Options with a Politics and Policy Degree

  • Political Consultant
  • Government Official
  • Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Administrator

Admission Requirements for the BS 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:

*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 Politics and Policy Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Bachelors in Government – Politics and Policy degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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.
  • 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 three years  ̶  and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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 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.
  • Students pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Government have access to a plethora of resources through Liberty’s research portal.

Online Bachelor of Government – Politics and Policy Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 credit hours total
  • Up to 75% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.