B.S. in Government – Public Administration Degree Shape Tomorrow: Empower Your Community


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you passionate about serving the common good? Do you want to use your leadership skills in government roles? Are you seeking a job that lets you effect positive change in society? If so, you may want to consider a career in public administration! Liberty’s online Bachelor of Science in Government – Public Administration can help equip you to work in the private or public sector. From government agencies to nonprofit organizations, you can pursue many jobs that require strong leadership and communication skills.

Public administrators are responsible for implementing government policies on a practical level. With careful planning, they can carry out government directives in a cost-effective manner and design programs that benefit the public. Our bachelor’s in public administration can help foster the skills you need to oversee government projects, balance budgets, and ensure laws are enforced.

At Liberty, we have created our B.S. in Government degree with your success in mind. We offer affordable tuition rates, quality academics, and a flexible online format — all with the goal of helping you pursue a rewarding career. Partner with us and prepare to give back to your community.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you’re worried that school will get in the way of your other commitments and priorities, we have just what you need. This government degree is offered 100% online, which means you can complete your coursework wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you! Our classes are only 8 weeks long and have no set login times, providing the flexibility you need to take the next step in your academic journey.

Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in public administration is designed to help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. In this program, you’ll study under professors who have years of experience working in government. They will take what they have learned in their own careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life.

As a Christian university, we believe moral integrity is an essential part of a functional government. To fulfill our mission of Training Champions for Christ, we’ll help equip you to analyze political theories and practices through the lens of a biblical worldview.

Our public administration online degree dives into various aspects of government processes, policies, personnel, and politics. Throughout this program, you will examine various political ideologies and positions so you can find innovative solutions to government problems. You can also learn how to manage public projects and programs that improve the lives of everyday citizens.

Additionally, Liberty’s online government classes can help you understand how to resolve various conflicts within the global community. You’ll take an in-depth look at aspects of American government, including American exceptionalism, foreign policy, and constitutional history. Whether you want to serve in your local government, lead at the national level, or manage projects for a nonprofit, we can help you pursue your goals.

Explore how government agencies impact the private business sector. With this knowledge, you can help implement programs that protect individuals’ constitutional rights and promote the general welfare. You will also learn about the financing and budgeting aspects of public administration so you can carry out government policies in a cost-effective manner.

Ultimately, our goal is to help you integrate economic theory, management principles, administrative law, and political theory to resolve various problems in the public sector. Our senior seminar can help you synthesize what you’ve learned and apply it to the real world.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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.