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Bachelor of Science in Government

Politics and Policy Concentration


2014-2015 Degree Completion Plan

Important:

This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2014 through summer 2015. This degree plan will remain in
effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations or cognates. Please refer to the
list of approved general education electives at www.luonline.com/generaleducation before enrolling in core competency requirements
and skills & knowledge electives.

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS (36 hrs)

MAJOR (48 hrs)

Course

Course

Hrs Sem Grade


Communication (6 hours)
Communications Elective
Composition & Rhetoric1

3
3

INFT 101
MATH 201

Math, Science & Technology (9 hours)


Instructional Tech. for Online Learning
Introduction to Probability & Statistics2
Natural Science Elective

3
3
3

ENGL 102

Information Literacy (6 hours)


Composition & Literature
History Elective

3
3

PHIL 201

Critical Thinking (6 hours)


Humanities Elective
Philosophy & Contemporary Ideas

3
3

APOL 104
BIBL 104
THEO 104

Biblical Worldview (9 hours)


Contemporary Worldviews
Survey of Biblical Literature
Introduction to Christian Thought

ENGL 101

Hrs Sem Grade

GOVT 329
GOVT 330
GOVT 350
GOVT 421
GOVT 425
GOVT 490
GOVT 492

Core (21 hours)


American Exceptionalism
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Political Economy & Public Policy
American Constitutional History
American Foreign Policy
Political Theory
Senior Seminar

GOVT 230
GOVT 302
GOVT 320
GOVT 322
GOVT 327
GOVT 328
GOVT 470

Politics & Policy Concentration (27 hours)


Public Policy Research & Writing
Modern Political & Economic Ideas
American Executive Processes & Institutions
American Legislative System
State & Local Government
American Political Processes
Government Regulation of Business

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

ELECTIVES (27 hrs)

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE (9 hrs)


GOVT 200
GOVT 220
SOCI 200
or SOCI 201

Constitutional Govt. & Free Enterprise


American Government
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems

Graduation Requirements
120 total hours
30 hours of upper-level courses
50% of major taken through LU
30 hours must be completed through LU (Online and/or Residential)
2.0 grade point average
Grades of C or higher for all courses in major
Submission of Graduation Application at beginning of final semester

3
3
3

Notes
ENGL 100 (minimum grade of C) is a prerequisite for ENGL 101
2
MATH 1104 (minimum grade of C) or equivalent is a prerequisite for MATH 201
3
Choose from the following: any GOVT course not listed in the Core or Cognate,
BUSI 301, 321, 472, CJUS 300, 330, 380, 400, 410, ECON 213, 214, 350,
ENVR 350, HLTH 350 or SCOM 345
4
MATH 100 (minimum grade of C) is a prerequisite for MATH 110
1

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
APOL 104
BIBL 104
ENGL 101
INFT 101
Elective1 [MATH 110 or higher]
Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

Second Semester
Communications Elective
ENGL 102
GOVT 200
MATH 201
THEO 104
Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

SOPHOMORE YEAR
GOVT 220
SOCI 200 or 201
GOVT 230
Elective
Elective
Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

GOVT 320
GOVT 329
GOVT 330
Elective
Elective

JUNIOR YEAR
Natural Science Elective
GOVT 322
GOVT 350
GOVT 421
Elective
Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

PHIL 201
GOVT 302
GOVT 327
GOVT 425
Elective

SENIOR YEAR
History Elective
GOVT 328
GOVT 490
Politics & Policy Elective2
Elective
Total

3
3
3
3
3
15

Humanities Elective
GOVT 470
GOVT 492
Politics & Policy Elective2
Elective

Notes
1
MATH 110 or equivalent is a prerequisite for MATH 201
2

Choose from the following: any GOVT course not listed in the Core or Cognate, BUSI 301, 321,
472, CJUS 300, 330, 380, 400, 410, ECON 213, 214, 350, ENVR 350, HLTH 350 or SCOM 345
Suggested course sequencing for Liberty University Online students may change depending
on transfer credit. Please contact an Admissions Specialist or Academic Advisor for
assistance at (800) 424-9595.

Revised: 9.29.2014

Effective: Catalog Term 2014-40