Bachelor of Arts in Government Contracting & Acquisition
American Public University System

Program Details

The bachelor’s degree program in Government Contracting and Acquisition prepares students for careers in the contract management industry. Graduates can pursue employment in government contracting within federal agencies or military and civilian defence organizations.

This program uses the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) from the National Contract Management Association. Students will be able to calculate price and cost objective using regression analysis, learning curve analysis, and statistics. Courses explain the acquisition cycle and process, types of contracts, and ethics standards.

Courses in this degree program include studies of:

  • Program and acquisition management
  • Defense budget development and execution
  • Cost analysis and negotiation techniques
  • Joint contingency contracting
  • Mission support contracting

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official High School Transcript/GED Score