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Bachelor of Science in National Security (Military Leadership)

Bachelor's in National Security (Military Leadership)

Apply your military experience to an interdisciplinary online degree program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop a successful career working with government vendors and defense contractors in security industries.

The online Bachelor of Science in National Security (Military Leadership concentration) is especially suited to leverage the background of servicemembers, veterans, and military employees preparing to transition to the civilian workforce.

A Practical, Online Bachelor's in National Security

Excelsior's online bachelor's in national security program is designed for working adults and will enable you to:

  • Receive more college credit for your military training and experience.
  • Transfer credits earned through college courses, exams, and professional training.
  • Take 8-week online courses flexible enough to fit with your busy life.
  • Learn from outstanding faculty with deep knowledge of national security issues.
  • Gain knowledge and leadership skills that you can apply in military and civilian workplaces.
  • Use your military and veteran education benefits and enjoy affordable tuition and fees.

Develop Leadership Skills and Advance Your Career

In this online BS in National Security program, you'll examine how nation-states leverage military, economic, and other instruments of power for strategic advantage, and analyze ethical issues in national security and develop solutions to address them. You'll also learn about the impact of military history on international conflict management today, and about the strategies used by military leaders of distinction.

By taking quality online courses in national security and concentrating your studies on military leadership, you'll gain practical knowledge of subjects such as:

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Military intelligence
  • Military leadership
  • National security history
  • Political science
  • Public administration

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BS in national security credit requirements

BS in National Security Degree Requirements

The BS degree in National Security requires 33 credits in the specialized area to complete, with at least 18 credits at the upper level. Each concentration will require students to take 12 credits in core courses, 18 credits in concentration courses, and the Capstone.

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Catalog: Public Service

Public Service Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Public Service Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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