BS in Government – Politics & Public Policy Degree Pave the Way to Change


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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.

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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral 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.

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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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of 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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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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.