Bachelor's Degree In Military Studies
Credit Hours
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Duty, Honor, Country Means Something at Liberty University

You want to serve your country, or you have served and want a degree that will reinforce the skills you’ve gained while serving the nation. There are few, if any, civilian academic programs in the country that provide an awareness of military values and culture. Even fewer programs adequately train military personnel and contractors to handle large-scale strategic and professional operations. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Military Studies can fill this need with a strong focus on military history and 4 different specializations that are tailored to your particular career goals and background.

If you want to turn your commitment to the military into a fulfilling career, then this military studies degree program can help guide you to the proper career path. The knowledge and skills you learn could help you find a job in intelligence, military operations, or military contracting.

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s in Military Studies Degree?

Liberty University’s Department of History has more military history specialists than any other institution of higher education in the United States, aside from the service academies and American Military University. If you are looking for a degree that offers a firm foundation in military history and can help prepare you for future contracting work with the Department of Defense, other military agencies, and supporting companies, then Liberty is a great choice for you.

Our award-winning online instructors and accomplished military veterans will share their expertise in military operations from a Christian worldview. Once you’ve got a firm foundation, you can choose from 4 different specializations to suit your particular goals and background.

Military History Degree


This program focuses on topics in American and European history, providing important historical context for military operations and events. You will also study the History of American Entrepreneurship, which provides content related to military contractors and larger macroeconomic implications of warfare.


International Security Bachelor's Degree Online

International Security

This research-based program covers historical contexts of current military threats and guides students through pertinent areas of military analysis and military doctrine. This specialization includes coursework on military intelligence and is designed specifically for those seeking careers in defense intelligence.

Professional Military Studies Degree


This program is geared toward veterans and current service members who want to make the most of their military experience. You can even earn college credit for life experience through our portfolio process to get up to 9 credit hours of course credit if you meet the requirements.


Military Resiliency Degree Online


This program trains graduates to support existing and veteran military personnel with transitioning to civilian life, coping with medical complications, and growing in their spiritual development.

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s in Military Studies Degree?

You can gain the knowledge and skills needed to support the defense of the United States — at home and abroad — as well as develop a strong Christian foundation for leadership and appreciation for this country’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Liberty University’s military studies degree is supported primarily by coursework on military history and cultural studies to provide context for existing military policy and threats.

Depending on which specialization you choose, your focus might be on history, intelligence, or helping servicemembers and veterans transition to civilian life. Using historical precepts, you will also explore areas like leadership and entrepreneurship and how they relate to military contracting. With a degree in military studies from Liberty, you can understand the different branches and how they relate to each other in times of peace and war.

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International Security



Highlights of Our B.S. in Military Studies Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Take advantage of our Experience Plus program to finish your degree faster.

Bachelor’s in Military Studies Degree Information

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

Career Opportunities for Military Studies Degree Graduates

  • Defense contractor
  • Department of Defense worker
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Military analyst
  • Security contractor

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Online Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Official high school transcripts or official GED test scores are required for an official admissions decision
    • Students may be allowed to enroll in up to 12 credit hours with Liberty with the submission of an unofficial high school transcript and our High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.