Bachelor Of Science In Government Politics And Policy Degree Program
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Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
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Jan 18, 2021
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Make an Impact on Today’s Policies with a Bachelor of Science in Government – Politics and Policy

Have you ever wished you could affect the policies and trends in government? If the thought of using your conservative Christian values to enable positive change in government excites you, then Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Government – Politics and Policy might be the right degree to help you achieve your goal!

In our government degree program, you will study the offices and legal powers of government agencies. You will focus on the branches of government and the trends that occur during periods of conservative and liberal dominance. Our courses will also cover the political and economic thought since the 16th century and the effects of Christian influence on modern and Western ideas of freedom and justice.

Throughout this degree, you will study the issues, interest, and institutions of the American state and local government in the framework of federalism. Our experienced professors will also cover the scope, methodologies, and major schools of political science and how the foundations of Judeo-Christian and even pagan beliefs helped to create the framework for the society in which we live. 


Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Government – Politics and Policy Degree?

Liberty University is a great place to study and experience all that college life has to offer! As you decide where you want to pursue your education, we encourage you to visit our campus and experience for yourself all that Liberty has to offer. From our top-notch academics, state-of-the-art facilities, and athletics, to our rich spiritual focus through campus church and prayer groups in our residence halls, you will find something at Liberty that meets your education goals.   

Liberty has the degrees to help you pursue a career in government at any level. Our school of government’s namesake, Senator Jesse Helms, once said that we are in “the war for truth and freedom.” By pursuing a degree in government, with a politics and policy specialization, you will be prepared to combat that war with critical thinking as a strong leader guided by duty, honor, and morality.

The Washington Fellowship and our GOVT 499 course both offer opportunities to intern at organizations and get real-world experience in a government institution or office. If you major in government, 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.

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What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor of Science in Government Politics and Policy Degree?

To better prepare you for work in government or politics, we offer a broad range of topics so that you feel equipped with the knowledge and training you need to be successful. We will teach you how to integrate ethical and values-driven decision making in government scenarios. You will learn how the various international and domestic policymaking processes interact and we will hone your ability to communicate effectively both in writing and speaking.

Because this is the Bachelor of Science track, you will not have a foreign language requirement, but you will have more electives available to concentrate on math and science. If you wish to have a degree that incorporates a liberal arts/language focus, check out our Bachelor of Arts in Government – Politics and Policy.

Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for our B.S. in Government: Politics and Policy.

Featured Courses

GOVT 301 – Ancient Political and Economic Ideas

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Political and economic thought of pagan antiquity, contrasting the ideas of Greece and Rome with religious precepts.
  • The political and economic organization of European feudalism will also be examined.

GOVT 302 – Modern Political and Economic Ideas

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Survey of political and economic thought since the 16th century including the Christian influence in the development of modern Western freedom and justice.
  • Emphasis will be placed on the emergence and scope of the disciplines of economics, political science, public administration, and public policy.

GOVT 421 – American Constitutional History

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A survey of American constitutional development from British and colonial origins to the present.
  • Special emphasis is placed on the history of the Supreme Court and the development of the constitutional framework.

GOVT 490 – Political Theory

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A critical examination of a variety of philosophical and social science methods that seek to explain and evaluate political systems, behavior, ideologies, and collective decision-making.
  • Special attention is given to the political heritage of western/American civilization and the internal and external challenges it faces.

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Highlights of Our Government – Politics and Policy Degree

  • There are many opportunities to intern with organizations and agencies related to your degree thanks to the special relationships Liberty has and Washington, D.C. being just four hours away from campus.
  • 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.
  • Our Center for American Statesmanship is a one-stop resource providing education and training in effective citizenship, constitutional rights, foundational worldview ideas, and influential modern political involvement.
  • Many of our students go on to work in government and continue to get their graduate degree with Liberty University’s Online programs or residentially by pursuing the Master of Arts in Public Policy.

Government Bachelor’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Government – Politics and Policy Graduates

  • Chamber of Commerce Manager 
  • City Manager 
  • Community Organizer 
  • Legislative Analyst 
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator
  • Political Consultant

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.