B.S. in Professional Studies – Government

College of Arts & Sciences

Lead through Public Service

Do you have a desire to make a difference in local, state or federal government? Our online and on-campus Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies – Government equips you to make an impact through public service, politics, economics or policymaking. You'll gain an interdisciplinary foundation of leadership, communication and management and examine the role of government, foreign policy, political theory and economics.

Manage Strategically

Tailor your coursework to include foreign policy, political philosophies, constitutional law, the legislative process, the judicial system and more – all according to your area of interest.

Fast Track Your Degree

Apply existing college and military credit toward your degree. Check your transfer credits.

Learn from the Best

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

Available Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

Transfer-Friendly Degree Program

Online | On Campus




Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the B.S. in Professional Studies – Government degree, you will be able to:

  • Understand key principles of public administration and ho Congress, the President and the public affect policy creation and implementation.
  • Employ economic tools to make strategic decisions.
  • Gather and interpret political data and viewpoints when making policy decisions.

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate Communications
  • Congressional Offices
  • Nonprofits or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Journalism/Marketing
  • Lobbying or Campaign Work

33.4% of adults 25 and older have a bachelor's degree. - U.S. Census Bureau

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College of Arts & Sciences 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type


On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours


  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.


  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour


Student Fees




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



One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

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


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)



Contributes to university academic and administrative operations


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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B.S. in Professional Studies – Government