Bachelor of Science in Military Studies – History Marching Back In Time


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you fascinated with military history? Would you like to turn that interest into a career as a contractor, military officer, or other defense-related position? Whether you’re a civilian, a service member, or a veteran, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Military Studies – History can prepare you for a rich and rewarding career in military history. This military studies program focuses on key events and topics in American and European history that can provide you with a critical context for making good decisions in the midst of military operations.

There are few 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’s program does both.

Enter the military community or enhance your current military career with this military studies degree program. Liberty offers four specializations in military studies, and the history track will provide you with a deeper understanding of military operations and strategy while emphasizing the role of American entrepreneurship. This knowledge can increase your skill as a military leader or as a contractor working to support the military.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral 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 service academies and the American Military University. If you are looking for a degree that offers a firm foundation in military history and can prepare you for future full-time or contracting work with the Department of Defense, other military agencies, or supporting companies, this degree is a great option for you.

You’ll gain access to our award-winning online instructors and accomplished military veterans from the comfort of your own home. This 100% online military studies degree will train you for a variety of military settings with a strong emphasis on Christian morals and ethics. Furthermore, the history specialization can complement your own experience and help you gain a firm grasp of military operations and events, both past and present.

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to support and defend the United States — both at home and abroad. At Liberty, you can train to become a leader of integrity while you develop a strong Christian foundation and appreciation for our country’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Liberty University’s military studies degree explores military history as well as the deep and ancient cultural contexts for existing military policy and the threats faced in our world today.

By studying military history and the lessons learned on the battlefield, you can develop a strong sense of how to delegate and lead military and military-related operations. The history specialization focuses on key topics in American and European history as well as provides content that is related to military contractors and the larger macroeconomic implications of warfare.

Through Liberty’s military studies degree, you can also develop in-depth knowledge of military doctrine and culture. Your courses will be designed and taught by professors who have relevant military experience and can relate the fundamental knowledge needed to work as a military contractor or Department of Defense worker.

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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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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

*Not applicable to certificates.