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Bachelor of Science in Military Leadership

Bachelor's in Military Leadership Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Military Leadership offers solid preparation for careers in defense contracting, consulting, analysis, and other national security industries.

With a 35-year track record as one of America's most military-friendly colleges, Excelsior College designed the military leadership degree specifically for active-duty servicemembers and working adults who are employed in the civilian work force.

A longstanding partner with military colleges, training programs, and funding organizations, Excelsior has been recognized by GI Jobs, Military Advanced Education, Military Times Edge, and other publications. Our military leadership degree stands out for:

  • Flexible online courses that you can complete at your convenience, on a schedule that makes sense for you.
  • Outstanding academics, with emphasis on practical knowledge and real-world applications.
  • Experienced, highly qualified faculty with deep knowledge of defense-related industries.
  • Generous credit-transfer policies that award academic credit for past college transcripts, military training, and professional education.
  • Budget-friendly tuition and fees that take full advantage of military and veterans' benefits.
  • Responsive academic advisors who understand military students.

Build Your Career with a Military Leadership Degree

Introduced in 2013, Excelsior's military leadership degree complements our broad range of programs designed for U.S. servicemembers and veterans. We currently serve more than 10,000 military students, and have granted degrees and certificates to more than 60,000 students with a military background.

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BS in Military Leadership Credit Requirements

Minimum of 120 credits. 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 59 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both, and 1 credit in Information Literacy Requirement. The bachelor's program includes 12 core credits, a 3-credit capstone course, and 18 credits in Military History & Politics, Application of Leadership, Military Intelligence & National Security, Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs and Culture, and/or Terrorism.

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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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