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B.A. in Government: National Security Studies

Residential Program in Government: National Security Studies

Prepare for success in the multi-disciplined field of National Security. Get training in the areas of national defense, homeland security, counter-terrorism, and more with a B.A. in Government – National Security Studies degree at Liberty University.

In addition to your foundational courses in the B.A. in Government program, the National Security Studies concentration exposes you to a wide range of national security issues including strategy, lawmaking, implementation, and enforcement.

Here, you’ll explore internal and external threats to national security, such as terrorist activities and internal subversion and how to counter them. And, in our advanced intelligence analysis course (GOVT 498), you’ll have access to specialized computer hardware and software to conduct analysis of real-world issues.

Study under Christian faculty who share your passion for national and global security. And learn from leading national professionals on how to handle and solve national crises.

If you would like to have less of a focus on language skills in your degree and have more elective opportunities, see the B.S. in Government: National Security Studies degree.

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Academics: Government (B.A.): National Security Studies

Credit Hours

  • 120 total credit hours

Program of Study (DCP)

Admission Requirements

National Security Studies Courses

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CJUS 382 )
  • Political and Economic Development (GOVT 405 )
  • Counter-Terrorism (GOVT 481)
  • Strategic Intelligence (GOVT 484 )

Start Your Career in National Security


National Security Career Opportunities

  • Counter-Terrorism Agent
  • Federal Agent
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Department of Homeland Security Agent
  • Military Officer