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Government, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
The legal domain shares a common set of interdisciplinary themes that apply to law school, paralegal roles and the practice of law. Integrating public service and policy from historical and contemporary perspectives can help you establish knowledge that can be drawn upon to help you succeed in future legal pursuits.


Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies degree combines a liberal arts interdisciplinary curriculum that includes communication and business with structure and complexity of law and government. This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to provide you with the opportunity to explore these dynamic disciplines to establish a foundation that naturally serves as a prelaw degree or as an entryway into public or legal service. We also infuse Christian ethics into our curriculum to help you establish a foundation for ethical decision-making.

At the heart of the Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies degree program is a classical liberal arts education that inspires critical reasoning, effective communication and a strong foundation in research and writing. The program offers an introduction into American politics and government, providing a deep understanding of the constitutional foundations and the governing institutions in the federal government and how it applies to law. In addition, you examine contemporary and practical legal issues that apply to the practice of law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Constitutional studies explore federalism, the doctrine of separation of powers and more
  • Public policy creation in the federal government
  • An overview of civil and criminal law
  • A review of the elements needed to maintain a successful law practice
  • Government institutions, political themes, nature of governance, democracy and patterns of political behavior

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission to Grand Canyon University (GCU) is based on your prior academic achievements. If you are interested in becoming a student at GCU, browse through our entry requirements to see if you qualify for admission. Admission requirements differ for applicants with a GED and those seeking entry into select majors. Refer to the University Policy Handbook for a complete list of admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Campus: $8250 per semester. 
Online: $470 per credit.

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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