Bachelor Of Science In Law And Policy Online Liberty University
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

Develop the Skills You’ll Need for a Successful Career in Law and Policy

Whether you want to work as a lawyer, city manager, legal writer, elected official, or another important role within the growing field of legal and public affairs, an online Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy from Liberty University can help you turn your vision into a reality.

Our law and policy degree programs are designed for students who are interested in legal processes and policy implementation — like you. Because law and public policy impact nearly all nonprofit, government, and private agencies and organizations in the United States, at Liberty, you can narrow your focus and specialize in either of them: pre-law or public policy.


Looking for a program that prepares you for law school or legal work? Our B.S. in Law and Policy – Pre-Law is a great option for you.

You will study under professors who have extensive real-life experience in the legal field as you gain the working foundation you need for a successful career.

Public Policy

Interested in legal practices but not planning to attend law school? Our B.S. in Law and Policy – Public Policy is the degree for you. This program is designed for students who want to become policy experts and understand the relationship between a particular career field, like education or healthcare, and law and public policy. Pursuing this program can open you up to countless career opportunities.

Why Choose Liberty’s Law and Policy Degree?

Understanding law practice is essential to understanding public policy. At Liberty University, our online law and policy degree is designed to help you grow both professionally and personally, so all of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview. Understanding law practice is essential to understanding public policy.

Our online government classes can equip you with advanced training in the core areas of law to help you think ethically about your decisions and prepare you to make a positive impact in your community and throughout the world.

Integrate a Biblical Worldview

The rule of law is essential to good order in a just society. As a student in this degree program, you can learn to integrate your knowledge of legal principles and practices with your Christian faith. You will also discover how Judeo-Christian values have influenced our legal system and policies.

When you choose Liberty University for your online law and policy degree, you can be confident that your program is preparing you for a rewarding and successful career!

Learn from Legal Professionals

Your courses will be taught by faculty with degrees in law, government, and public policy, as well as years of experience in various political fields.

As a student in this degree program, you can learn from our distinguished faculty and their law and policy expertise so that you can start your career in this field with confidence.

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Policy?

As a student in Liberty’s law and policy degree program, you can expect to take courses in American and constitutional government. Aside from your core courses in communication, math, English, and Christian thought, your major courses will instruct you on legal ethics, reasoning, and negotiation.

If you choose to focus your degree in pre-law, you will gain additional courses designed to prepare you for law school or legal work. Your program will include legal research and writing, contracts, civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, torts, and jurisprudence.

On the other hand, if you decide to pursue the public policy track, your coursework will center on the creation, management, and ethics of policies. Your classes will cover law and policy procedures in today’s major career fields, including criminal justice, national security, healthcare, education, religious liberty, and economics.

Take a look at our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll learn!

Featured Courses

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements


Public Policy

Highlights of Our Online Law and Policy Degree

  • This program can help you acquire tools and training to prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • 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 are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have 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!
  • ranked Liberty’s BS in Law and Policy – Pre-Law and the BS in Paralegal Studies in the Top 10 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Legal Studies

B.S. in Law and Policy Degree Information

Military Benefits for Our Online Law and Policy Degree Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over 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)

Career Opportunities for Law and Policy Graduates

  • City manager/planner
  • Content/legal writer
  • Corporate compliance officer
  • Corporate ethics officer
  • Legal assistant
  • Legislative analyst
  • Legislative staffer/director
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy analyst
  • Politician/elected official
  • Professor/teacher
  • Public administrator

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Online Degrees

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.