Government (B.S.) - Politics & Policy - Online

Government (B.S.) - Politics & Policy - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. 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

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 13
GOVT 220American Government 13
Total Hours6
Major Core
GOVT 330Introduction to Comparative Politics3
GOVT 350Political Economy and Public Policy3
GOVT 421American Constitutional History3
GOVT 425American Foreign Policy3
GOVT 490Political Theory3
Total Hours15
Concentration
GOVT 210Introduction to Political Science3
GOVT 301Ancient Political and Economic Ideas3
or GOVT 329 American Exceptionalism
GOVT 302Modern Political and Economic Ideas3
GOVT 320American Executive Processes/Institutions3
GOVT 321American Judicial System3
GOVT 322American Legislative System3
GOVT 327State and Local Government3
GOVT 340International Relations3
GOVT 458Public Policy Development in the Political Environment3
GOVT 474American Political Parties3
GOVT 492Senior Seminar3
Politics & Policy Elective 13
Total Hours36
Free Electives
Choose 21-27 credit hours of Free Electives21-27
Total Hours21-27

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 courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and concentration 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
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