Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (A.A.) - Online

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (A.A.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours36-39

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of  RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
ETHC 101Introduction to Ethics 13
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 13
HIUS 360History of American Entrepreneurship 13
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
Total Hours12

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
ECON 214Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 350Classical Economics3
ETHC 280Dilemmas in Socialism and Marxism3
GOVT 220American Government3
GOVT 302Modern Political and Economic Ideas3
PHIL 200Pursuits of Happiness3
PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas3
Total Hours21
Free Electives
Choose 0-3 credit hours of Free Electives0-3
Total Hours0-3

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 60 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 15 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Critical Thinking Elective (ETHC 101) 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective (GOVT 200) 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (HIUS 360) 1 3
Second Semester
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Communication Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
PHIL 200 Pursuits of Happiness 3
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
Second Year
First Semester
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
Math Elective (MATH 201) 1 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ETHC 280 Dilemmas in Socialism and Marxism 3
GOVT 220 American Government 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Natural Science Elective 1 3
ECON 350 Classical Economics 3
GOVT 302 Modern Political and Economic Ideas 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours60-63

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.

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