Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies

bachelor of science in national security studies at norwich university

Quick Info

  • All classes taken online
  • 30-credit entry requirement
Next Session Start Date
Monday, May 1, 2017
Application Deadline
Friday, April 7, 2017

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) outlining your experience, prior learning, and educational/career objectives.
  • Resume or ERB
  • If applicable, official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF), mailed to Norwich University
  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, mailed to Norwich University at P.O. Box 367, Northfield, VT 05663

Prospective students typically have one week past the application deadline to submit all pieces to be considered complete.

For more information, visit our bachelor’s admissions pages.

Broaden Your Perspective of Domestic and Global Issues

The demand for skilled national security professionals has never been greater – tasked with protecting the United States from threats ranging from hurricanes to terrorists attacks. The field needs individuals with strong critical thinking, management and problem-solving skills who can anticipate potential problems and prepare plans to manage them.

Norwich University’s online Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies program builds upon the education and experience of Combat Arms and Combat support personnel in the military, law enforcement personnel, and members of the intelligence community. The program can help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of employers in the private and public sectors, including those in the United States’ intelligence community and the Department of Homeland Security.

The national security studies curriculum balances general education and core courses (many of which can be fulfilled through transfer credits) with elective and project-based courses that allow students to focus on national security and intelligence activities impacting the United States. All courses are designed to hone key skills in research and analysis, decision-making, leadership, and communication, helping prepare students for advanced opportunities within their current career or in transitioning to a new role in the private or public sector.

The Norwich Advantage

  • Earn credits toward the completion of your degree from prior education and/or military training.
  • Our relevant and applicable curriculum allows you to take experiences and challenges from your daily career, discuss and develop solutions in the classroom and then immediately apply to your career.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week.
  • Faculty members bring their extensive professional experience and knowledge into the virtual classroom, giving you uncommon insight into the ins and outs of defense strategy.
  • As the nation’s first private military college, Norwich understands the challenge of balancing an active duty schedule with academic pursuits. Our flexible bachelor’s degree completion program is delivered online for anytime learning.
  • Whether you need help finding the right research materials or balancing program requirements with your work and family responsibilities, Norwich is here to assist and support you from program start to finish.

Career Preparation

If you are planning for or transitioning to a civilian career or want to advance within your current career, Norwich’s National Security Studies online bachelor’s program helps provide the credentials, skills, and knowledge to assist you in achieving your professional goals. Your bachelor’s degree can help prepare you for opportunities in the private sector or with federal, state, and local governments.

How to Get Started

Norwich is committed to helping you reach your academic and career goals. We can provide you with information on how to apply, how to manage your time, and how to get the books and materials you need for the Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies program. Let us help you get started.

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