Adult Education Online

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Minor Available



Avg. Completion Time tooltip-icon

3 - 3 ½ years for a full-time student with no transfer credits.

Delivery Method


Why Study Political Science at LBC?

LBC | Capital’s Political Science program will focus on American political institutions and practices as it seeks to prepare students for a career in the political science arena, for public service or for graduate studies. Courses, internships, student work and instructor interaction help students embrace a biblical worldview and demonstrate the love of Christ within the areas of public policy and public service.

This online bachelor’s degree is part of LBC’s undergraduate Adult Education program, which is designed for busy people as they balance working full time, raising a family, serving in ministry and more. Each course is taught in an 8-week subterm. Refer to the curriculum overview for the engaging courses that are part of this bachelor’s degree program. Students can customize the sequence of their classes based on which courses are being offered and their prerequisites. This way, with the help of their LBC Student Success Coach, students can chart a class schedule that fits their stage in life for each 8-week subterm. To be considered a “full-time student,” students must take four 3-credit courses in a semester (16-week term).

Those who study Political Science at LBC | Capital will be trained to serve Christ in both Church and society by developing their biblical worldview of the Christian’s relationship to government, examining the Bible’s demands for civic service and providing opportunities to affect social change.

Course Length

8-week courses

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready! LBC has 6 enrollment points per year, meaning that you are only ever a few weeks away from the next course starting.

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! If you have completed courses in other regionally accredited colleges or in the military, you may be able to transfer in credits. Read the transfer policy.

Get Credit for Life Experience

You may be able to start our degree path at LBC | Capital with some college credits! Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning. Read more.

Would You Like More Information?

Reach out to request more information today, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you soon to provide further details and answer your questions.

Program Plan

Political Science (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies 30 Credits

General Education 37 Credits

Political Science Core 47 Credits

Electives 6 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Schedule a Time to Chat

Want to learn more about this online degree or the undergraduate adult education program? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning a bachelor’s degree online.

Program Distinctives - What makes this LBC | Capital program unique?

The Political Science program at LBC was created and developed by former elected officials, lobbyists and public policy professionals who bring years of government experience to the program and course design.  As people of faith in the confrontational world of politics, these individuals provide an often-overlooked perspective that is brought to life in the Political Science program.  Bringing textbook political theories to life through real-world challenges and experiences, the program will prepare graduates of the program for the academic, professional and most importantly, the spiritual battles that lie ahead for those entering the political arena.

Career Paths

The Political Science program at LBC will prepare students for several careers, as well as for graduate studies in government, history, and economics, among other academic fields.  Some of the career options are as follows:

  • Government official
  • Campaign manager
  • Attorney
  • Educator
  • Legal scholar
  • Political journalist
  • Policy researcher
  • Government agency staff
  • Executive branch staff
  • Legislative staff
  • Thinktank / non-profit organization staff
  • Lobbyist
  • Political scientist
  • Political consultant
  • Policy analyst
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Integrate their biblical worldview into the political science arena.
  • Evaluate how components of the political science arena – government, public policy and political theory and process – can advance freedoms and serve the common good.
  • Utilize critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  • Synthesize practical experience with the Political Science program curriculum.
  • Apply ethical principles of political science to guide professional practice in pursuit of meaningful involvement and servant leadership in civic service.
How Do I Determine What Courses to Take?

Each student’s path to degree completion is unique, depending on the courses you transfer into the program. The curriculum plan gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Biblical Studies requirements and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 Life Experience Credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The Life Experience Credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

Our Admissions Counselor are here to help guide you in planning your course of study.

Minoring in the Program

Required Courses for a Minor in Political Science (15 credits)

  • POL Elective (3) – choose from POL 100, POL 202, POL 211, POL/CRJ 250
  • POL Elective (3) – choose from POL 100, POL 202, POL 211, POL/CRJ 250
  • POL Elective (3) -choose from POL 100, POL 202, POL 211, POL/CRJ 250
  • Major Elective (3) – choose from HIS 204, HIS 301, POL 201, POL/CRJ 203, POL/CRJ 310, POL/CRJ 320, POL/CRJ 380, SWK 202 (Students must complete course pre-requisites as appropriate.)
  • Major Elective (3) – choose from HIS 204, HIS 301, POL 201, POL/CRJ 203, POL/CRJ 310, POL/CRJ 320, POL/CRJ 380, SWK 202 (Students must complete course pre-requisites as appropriate.)

Location Option: Online

View the Academic Catalog for details.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.