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Bachelor of Science in National Security (Diplomacy/International Relations)

Bachelor's in National Security (Diplomacy/International Relations)

Advance your career in the State Department, the Department of Defense, and other organizations in which global forces and security concerns require the effective management of foreign relations and missions of diplomacy.

The online Bachelor of Science in National Security (Diplomacy/International Relations concentration) is well-suited to current or transitioning military servicemembers, veterans, and government professionals looking to broaden their understanding of economics, history, and politics and move forward in national security careers.

A Convenient Bachelor's Degree You Can Earn Online

The online BS in National Security degree program at Excelsior College stands out for its:

  • 8-week online courses flexible enough to fit with your busy life.
  • Emphasis on the instruction of practical knowledge that can be used in real-world problem solving.
  • Highly qualified faculty with knowledge of and experience in security and international relations.
  • Broad transfer credit policies and the awarding of credit for military and professional training.
  • Affordable tuition that fits with your budget and military and veteran education benefits.

Develop Your Career in Diplomacy and International Relations

In this online bachelor's in national security program, you'll learn how the United States and other countries create, evaluate, and revise their national security strategies and policies. Further, you'll learn how to address ethical issues and solve problems that arise in diplomatic relations between nations.

Through online courses in national security topics and historical and contemporary issues in foreign affairs, you'll gain practical knowledge of subjects such as:

  • Contemporary European history
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Ethnic conflict and genocide
  • History of U.S. foreign affairs
  • International economics
  • International law
  • Order and disorder in the Middle East and North Africa

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BS in national security credit requirements

BS in National Security Degree Requirements

The BS degree in National Security requires 33 credits in the specialized area to complete, with at least 18 credits at the upper level. Each concentration will require students to take 12 credits in core courses, 18 credits in concentration courses, and the Capstone.

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Catalog: Public Service

Public Service Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Public Service Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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