BS Government Public Policy Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

Prepare for a Career in Public Service with Our Online Bachelors in Government – Public Administration Degree Program!


Public Administration is focused on the organization of government policies so that the government can function as it is intended to. Many non-elected public servants are considered public administrators including heads of city, county, regional, and federal departments as well as other employees of public departments and agencies. Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Government – Public Administration degree will provide the training and knowledge needed to learn how government offices and departments work, how projects are carried out, budgets are balanced, and laws are enacted and enforced. Studying public administration can be an extremely rewarding experience for anyone looking to give back to his or her community.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Bachelor’s of Government – Public Administration Program?

You will study under professors who take what they have learned 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 – Public Administration online to help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. You will develop the critical thinking skills you need and be able to target your interests through this degree.

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What Will You Learn in the Online Bachelors of Government – Public Administration Program?

Our online Bachelor’s Degree in Government – Public Administration program will take you through various areas of government processes, policies, personnel, and politics to equip you with the skills you need to become an effective leader in public administration. You will examine various competing political ideologies and positions to allow you to participate in and evaluate current issues and events to solve issues that face our society. In studying government, politics and public administration, 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 solutions to resolve them. You will engage in informed reading, research, analysis, and discussion of topics in public administration.

Program Highlights
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Military Benefits 
Potential Careers 
Admission Requirements

Degree Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 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 Degree in Government- Public Administration

  • Administrative Officer
  • City Manager
  • Politician
  • Public Interest/Advocacy Groups
  • Public Administrator

Admission Requirements for the BS in Government – Public Administration

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. 

Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Bachelors in Government – Public Administration 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.
  • Increased job opportunities after completing your public administration bachelor degree.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • BS in Political Science – Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Political Science is designed to give you a historical, theoretical and broad-based foundation in the study of politics so you can pursue a career in government and policies.
  • BS in Public Administration – Courses under our Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is designed to train and equip students for the administration of public services and implementation of public policy at all levels of government as well as the private and non-profit sectors.