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Bachelor of Science in National Security (Intelligence and Security Analysis)

Bachelor's in National Security (Intelligence and Security Analysis)

Earn a degree that will help you develop a successful career in the intelligence community of the Department of Defense, or within other government agencies whose security depends on the accurate assessment of international intelligence.

The online Bachelor of Science in National Security (Intelligence and Security Analysis concentration) program will provide you with critical knowledge and skills that will prepare you to advance in the public or private sector protecting national resources and informing government and business strategy decisions.

A Flexible, Online Bachelor's in National Security

Excelsior's online bachelor's in national security program is designed for working adults and offers:

  • 8-week online courses flexible enough to fit with your busy life.
  • Coursework that focuses on the application of knowledge to real-world problems.
  • Experienced faculty with strong backgrounds in intelligence and national security analysis.
  • Broad college credit transfer policies and credit awarded for military and professional training.
  • Competitive tuition and the opportunity to use your military and veteran education benefits.

Your Path to a Career in Security and Intelligence

In this online BS in National Security program, you'll examine how nation-states leverage military, economic, and other instruments of power in developing global strategy, and study national security policy and politics in the United States.

Our online courses in national security offer the same high academic quality as similar degree programs at brick and mortar colleges. With this concentration in intelligence and security analysis, you'll gain practical knowledge of subjects such as:

  • Counterinsurgency and counterterrorism
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity and cybercrime
  • Homeland security
  • Intelligence gathering and analysis
  • International partnership
  • Strategic warning
  • Vulnerability assessment

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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.

Learn more about the degree requirements

Catalog: Public Service


Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the 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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