Bachelor Of Science In Government National Security Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Safeguard Our Country by Earning a Bachelor’s in Government – National Security Degree Online!

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor’s Degree in Government with a specialization in National Security will train you in a wide range of national security issues including strategy, lawmaking, implementation, and enforcement. You will be equipped to address a variety of national security situations as well as obtain the tools and skills to identify and analyze a variety of scenarios. Courses in this program will provide training in areas of critical infrastructure protection, resilient nations, intelligence analysis, and counter-terrorism. 

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelors in Government – National Security Online Degree Program?

A degree from Liberty carries not only the highest accreditation available through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) but also Liberty University’s strong name recognition and positive reputation.

You will study under professors who have served as intelligence analysts, law enforcement officers, military intelligence service members, and lawyers. These seasoned professionals take what they’ve learned in their careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life. The Helms School of Government develops programs such as the online Bachelors in Government – National Security to help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. You will develop the critical thinking skills you need and also be able to target your interests through this degree in National Security.

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What Will You Learn in the Online Bachelors in Government – National Security Degree?

Liberty’s Bachelor’s degree in Government – National Security will provide you with foundational knowledge and training in government security and intelligence to effectively protect the country through government agencies. The National Security concentration espouses homeland security and strategic intelligence studies under one area of study to offer you a tailored concentration for your future career in counterterrorism or intelligence.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Online Bachelors of Government – National Security Program Format

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times. 
  • College credit for military training

Potential Career Options

  • Counter Terrorism Agent
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Federal Agent

Admission Requirements for the BS in Government – National Security

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*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.

B.S. in Government – National Security Program Highlights

  • By earning your Bachelors in Government – National Security from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • 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!
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Students pursuing our online degree in national security and intelligence have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • Increased job opportunities after completing your degree in government security and intelligence.

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