Be a Leader in Your Chosen Field with a Degree from Helms School of Government
We seek to develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. As our school’s namesake, Senator Jesse Helms, once said: “I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to him.”
Develop your critical thinking skills and open the door to a variety of careers including politics, the legal field, law enforcement, and foreign service. You can select from our programs in criminal justice, government, public policy, homeland security, international relations, pre-law, or public administration and then tailor your choice to match your career goals. We also have a number of certificates and minors that can help you target your degree to your passions and interests.
All of our courses are taught from a conservative Christian perspective. We provide the guidance and mentorship that you need to enter your chosen field with the same conviction and strength of purpose as Senator Helms.
Helms School of Government Degree Programs
Helms School of Government Bachelor’s Degrees
- Law and Policy
- Criminal Justice (B.S.)
- International Relations (B.A.)
Why Choose Liberty’s Helms School of Government for Your Degree?
Liberty University’s Helms School of Government offers a wide variety of degrees in law enforcement, criminal justice, and government. Our professors have years of experience working for agencies and organizations like Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Virginia Beach Police department just to name a few. These faculty members are also grounded in their Christian faith and ready to provide you with the guidance and first-hand knowledge they’ve gained from years of experience in the field. Besides our stellar faculty, we offer some amazing chances at internships thanks to the Washington Fellowship and other opportunities.
If you are looking for some other ways to fellowship and network with like-minded individuals we have a host of societies and clubs you can join. For example, prepare for employment within the intelligence community. The Strategic Intelligence Society encourages critical thinking that leads to the analysis of current events. Discern intelligence from information within the fields of politics, technology, transnational issues, economics, and military policy.
School of Government Associations
Strategic Intelligence Society
Prepare for employment within the intelligence community. The Strategic Intelligence Society encourages critical thinking that leads to the analysis of current events. Discern intelligence from information within the fields of politics, technology, transnational issues, economics, and military policy.
Alpha Phi Sigma
Our national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, offers you opportunities for scholarship and career advancement as you connect with the criminal justice arena. Likewise, our Criminal Justice Club also hosts many events and offers opportunities for you to network and advance in a criminal justice career.
Criminal Justice Club
Our Criminal Justice Club hosts many events and opportunities for you to network and advance in a criminal justice career.
Pi Sigma Alpha
You have the opportunity to join the only honor society for college and university government students in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
For those students planning to attend law school, Pre-Law Society members enjoy the benefit of being selected first to join the pre-law teams and publish in the Journal.
International Affairs Society
Our students studying International Relations should welcome the opportunity to join a society that holds events and other opportunities for fellowship in the Liberty International Affairs Society.
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