B.A. in Government — American Government & Politics

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Government is an online or on-campus degree that will help prepare you for a career in public service, government, teaching and beyond. Through the concentration in American Government & Politics, you will learn about the mechanics of politics, how public policy is formed and how to critically evaluate the social and political systems of the world. This diverse degree could open your world to a fulfilling career in public administration, international relations, public service, politics and more.

  • Explore the foundations that drive systems of government and how to respond to terrorism, poverty, human trafficking, disease, economy, immigration and other pressing issues from a Christian perspective.
  • Learn how governments develop policies to govern society and the reasoning behind them.
  • Develop strategies for civic engagement through traditional and online communication and digital media.

Career Opportunities:

  • Government Agencies
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Policy Analysis
  • Humanitarian Organizations

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$300/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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