Government and Public Service

Bachelor of Arts


#7Best Online Bachelor's
Program in the Nation

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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College of Applied Science and Technology

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Service prepares students for careers in federal, state and local government, business, law enforcement, international and nonprofit organizations, journalism and other professions, as well as graduate school and law school.

It offers a well-balanced program that explores both theory and practice. Courses focus on American government and institutions, intelligence and security, and law and justice. The coursework promotes important skills, such as how to research efficiently and effectively, analyze data accurately, think critically about implications, and draw conclusions that will lead to new knowledge as well as practical solutions for the modern world.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

GPSV 441: American Foreign Policy
GPSV 444: Comparative Political Revolution
GPSV 462: American Constitutional Law



Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Service will build core skills, including:

  • Communication skills
  • debate
  • economics
  • foreign policy
  • legal compliance
  • policy analysis
  • regulatory affairs
  • research
  • writing

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