Practice Servant Leadership with an Associate Degree from Helms School of Government
Pursuing an associate degree is an excellent option if you need a college degree in a shorter amount of time than a four-year bachelor’s degree program offers. You can use an associate degree to enter the workforce at a higher salary, in a position that requires a degree, or as a chance to prepare for a four-year bachelor’s degree.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, someone with an associate degree earns on average almost $120 more a week than someone with just a high school diploma does. Start your educational journey to a career that is meaningful to you as you use your associate degree to serve your community and reach your goals.
Though our School of Government, you can pursue either a criminal justice degree or government degree. If you decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you can transfer the credits from your associate degree to continue either online or residentially.
Available Government Associate Degree Programs
Criminal Justice (A.A.)
Our Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed to help you prepare for a specialized career in criminal justice. With this two-year degree, you’ll gain an understanding of criminal law as well as the nature of crime and how it relates to a biblical worldview.
Our Associate of Arts in Government will help you gain a clear understanding of the issues, interest, and institutions of American politics. You’ll be able to study and understand the ongoing struggle between liberalism and conservatism.
Why Choose Liberty’s Helms School of Government Associate Degree Programs?
- Our Helms School of Government, named after Senator Jesse Helms, was founded to promote the traditional values and conservative thoughts of our namesake.
- Get your associate degree in government or criminal justice in less than two years.
- At Liberty University, you will get an education that is taught from a Christian worldview by professors who have doctoral degrees in their fields and years of real-life experience.
- Build friendships that will last a lifetime as you meet students from all 50 states and over 70 different countries.
- Learn to think critically and be guided by duty, honor, and morality.
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.
Associate Degree Information
- 61 total credit hours
- Transfer in up to 50% of major-specific credits and 75% of total degree
- Review our course catalog