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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Government with a Concentration in American Government & Politics Degree Overview

Online Government Degree Overview

On-Campus Degree Available

The United States government is one of the longest and perhaps most successful democratic forms of governance in the world. In Regent’s online bachelor's degree in American government & politics>program, you will investigate the origin, creation and historical development of the United States constitutional institutions as well as their contemporary existence. Courses for your online government and politics degree will also explore the public policy process and help you grow in understanding American politics. You will also examine the American presidency, the American judicial system and the legislative process. This highly practical online political science degree program is ideal for students interested in postgraduate education in government as well as in careers in American politics or the private sector. Government majors pursue a variety of careers including positions as legislative aids, activists, policy analysts, human rights advocates, congressional researchers, or positions in local, state, or federal agencies.

Career Opportunities:

  • Government Agencies
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Policy Analysis
  • Humanitarian Organizations
Other Available Concentrations: Foreign Policy & International Relations | Pre-Law
Curriculum: View course requirements.
Length: 120 credit hours (includes 49 general education, 30 government core, 12 American Government & Politics, 6 government electives, 23 additional electives)
Format: This degree is offered entirely online or on campus.
Results: Bachelor of Arts in Government with a concentration in American Government & Political
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Department & Faculty

Dr. Joshua McMullen, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Government, History & Criminal Justice; phone: 757.352.4776; email:

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