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% can be transferred
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

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.

Ethics and social issues are important in the field of government security. As a Christian university, we hold strongly to these standards as we strive to apply Biblical principles to create Christ-centered individuals and positive influencers of our culture. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to ethically solve problems as you seek your future career in government and society.

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 cognate to offer you a tailored concentration for your future career in counterterrorism or intelligence.

The national security degree provides a practical approach to understand the broad range of threats to national and global security in the 21st century. You will examine U.S. strategy and policies to analyze threats that challenge national security. You will learn from the nation’s leading professionals on how to analyze and evaluate various aspects of national defense policy, intelligence, diplomacy, stability and how to handle and solve national crises.

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Online Bachelors of Government – National Security Program Format

  • This program falls under the Helms School of Government.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
  • View the Bachelor of Science in Government – National Security Course Syllabi (login required).
  • 100% Online
  • 120 credit hours total
  • Up to 75% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of an online Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).

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:

*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. Government – National Security Program Highlights

  • By earning your Bachelors in Government – National Security from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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 three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Students enrolled in our Bachelor of Science in Government are able to transfer in up to 75% of credit hours (including up to 50% of their major) from another accredited college.
  • Students pursuing our online degree in national security and intelligence have access to a plethora of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • Increased job opportunities after completing your degree in government security and intelligence.