Associate Of Arts In Government Degree Program
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Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the degree can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Accreditation
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Be a Positive Influence in Government with an Associate of Arts in Government

If you are looking to enter a career in government and need credentials on your resume as soon as possible, then an Associate of Arts in Government from Liberty University is the right choice for you. Our A.A. degree provides training in the issues and institutions of American politics and the differences between liberalism and conservatism.

Gain an understanding of the benefits of a Christian worldview in public policy as well as the role of our civil government versus the role of the free market economy. You will study government policies and processes while learning general education requirements. This degree is a great step towards continuing your education if you wish to later transfer your courses to one of Liberty University’s bachelor degree programs.


Why Choose Liberty’s Associate of Arts in Government Degree?

Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Government is a degree program that can provide fast and affordable credentials for you to begin a career in government. The degree is well-rounded enough that if you want to transfer later to one of our bachelor programs you would be well set up to do so. If you pursue this degree full-time, you can complete it in just two years, or five semesters.

The reasons people get an associate degree vary, but statistics do not lie. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of jobs available to you jumps by 34 percent when you have an associate degree. You have the potential of earning more money and finding the career you are passionate about pursuing further when you have an associate degree. If you are already in a job and ready to pursue a promotion or new challenge, then pursuing this degree is just the opportunity you need to learn new skills and gain a fresh perspective on your future.


What Will You Learn in Our Associate of Arts in Government Degree?

The core curriculum of this degree program consists of general education classes like math, English, and some social science or history classes. The major specific courses will teach you how to evaluate the nature and role of government from a biblical worldview.

Throughout this degree, you will gain a basic knowledge of our government system and the role of a limited government in relation to the free market economy. You will also examine the American political system and the ongoing struggle between liberalism and conservatism. Additionally, you will hone your communication skills by focusing on your ability to write clearly and concisely.

Download and review our A.A. in Government Degree Completion Plan.

Featured Courses

GOVT 200 – Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise

GOVT 220 – American Government

GOVT 350 – Political Economy and Public Policy

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Highlights of Our Government Associate Degree

  • Get your Associate of Arts degree in government in just two years.
  • Learn to think critically and be guided by duty, honor, and morality.
  • Our Helms School of Government, named after Sen. Jesse Helms, was founded to promote traditional values and conservative thoughts.

Associate in Government Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Government Associate Degree Graduates

  • Administrative Office Clerk
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Community Organizer
  • Political Campaign Assistant

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:

  • 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.