Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (B.S.) - Online

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (B.S.) - 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
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 Hours39-42

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 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 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
BUSI 405Forecasting and Predictive Analytics3
ECON 214Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 350Classical Economics3
ETHC 280Dilemmas in Socialism and Marxism3
ETHC 305Political Economy of Freedom3
GOVT 220American Government3
GOVT 301Ancient Political and Economic Ideas3
GOVT 302Modern Political and Economic Ideas3
PHIL 200Pursuits of Happiness3
PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas3
PHIL 305Political Philosophy3
PHIL 385Seminar on Memoirs 3
PHIL 405Freedom and Society3
PHIL 491Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Capstone3
Total Hours42
Free Electives
Choose 24-39 credit hours of free electives24-39

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 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
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Cultural Studies Elective (GOVT 200) 1 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Communications Elective 1 3
Critical Thinking Elective (ETHC 101) 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (HIUS 360) 1 3
MATH Elective (MATH 201) 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective (PHSC 210) 1 3
Social Science Elective (ECON 110) 1 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ETHC 280 Dilemmas in Socialism and Marxism 3
Second Semester
ECON 350 Classical Economics 3
GOVT 220 American Government 3
PHIL 200 Pursuits of Happiness 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
ETHC 305 Political Economy of Freedom 3
GOVT 301 Ancient Political and Economic Ideas 3
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
GOVT 302 Modern Political and Economic Ideas 3
PHIL 305 Political Philosophy 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
BUSI 405 Forecasting and Predictive Analytics 3
PHIL 385 Seminar on Memoirs 3
PHIL 405 Freedom and Society 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
PHIL 491 Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Capstone 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

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

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