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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Government and Public Policy

Shape Laws and Policies with a Government and Policy degree

Learn the practical reality of making and evaluating the public policies of our political system in Wilmington University’s flexible and affordable bachelor’s in government and public policy degree program. You will graduate prepared to start your career as a policy or management analyst, public affairs specialist or campaign manager, or to continue on to graduate level study in government, law, or a related area of study.

Customize Your Degree in Government

You can choose between two concentrations, Social Policy or Compliance, to align your degree in government and policy with your specific career goals and interests. You’ll put theory into practice through internships and cooperative learning experiences that hone your skills and build your resumé.

Earn Industry Credentials While Earning Your Government and Policy Degree

Students who choose the Compliance concentration will earn 30 of the 40 required credits necessary to sit for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist exam, which is a recognized credential in the financial industry in the anti-money laundering sector.

Guaranteed Admission to Delaware Law School!

Wilmington University students graduating from any degree program who meet specified academic criteria are guaranteed admission to Widener University Delaware Law School’s Juris Doctor program. Graduates of the government and public policy degree program are a natural choice to continue onto law school via this exciting partnership. BS in Government and Public Policy program at Wilmington University is Middle States Accredited Wilmington University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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Finish your government and public policy degree faster by transferring an associate degree or other credit.
40 courses 120 total credits

$1,116 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course taken at our
New Castle campus or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your government and public policy degree.

Career and industry outlook for
B.S. in Government and Public Policy graduates.

Your bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Policy prepares you for a rewarding career influencing policy and helping your community.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

8.7% Job Growth

More than 15,000 Annual Openings

$50.17 Median Hourly Earnings


The best thing about the government and public policy program is that many key courses are taught by instructors who actually work in the field. They bring hands-on, practical experience to the classroom in addition to academic theory. If students want small class sizes, instructors who emphasize teaching rather than research, and an educational atmosphere that puts students first, then they cannot do better than Wilmington University. — Anthony DiGiacomo, BS in Government & Public Policy
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