B.A. in Politics & History

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Politics & History, offered online and on campus, combines your passion for government and the foundational leaders and events affecting it. Learn the principles at work behind decisions affecting economy, environment, taxes, legal systems and virtually every area of our lives. Similar to political science degree programs in Virginia, this degree also will increase your understanding of contemporary issues such as terrorism, poverty, human trafficking, the digital revolution, and more – all from a Christian perspective.

  • Compare political systems and the key trends and patterns that help build strong nations.
  • Investigate the legislative process and functions of representation, law-making and constitutional responsibilities.
  • Understand the relationship between history and politics, how the Founding Fathers designed a suitable government for the United States and what threatens it today.

Career Opportunities:

  • Government, Nonprofit or Private Sector Administrator
  • Journalist / Media Relations
  • Archival & Research Specialist
  • Political Campaign Manager
  • International Consultant
  • Law School Preparation

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



  • 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




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



One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

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


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

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


Supports information technology

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


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)


Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee


One-time fee applied to all incoming students


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration


Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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