Military Studies (B.S.) - International Security - Online

Military Studies (B.S.) - International Security - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
GEOG 200Introduction to Geography 13
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 13
HIUS 222Survey of American History II 13
Total Hours9

Course may fulfil select general education requirements

Major Core
ETHC 280Dilemmas in Socialism and Marxism3
GEOG 380Modern Military Geography3
GOVT 381Intelligence Analysis3
or GOVT 483 Military Operations and Intelligence
HIEU 390Modern Europe3
HIUS 380Modern American Military History3
HIWD 375East Asian Warfare3
HIWD 376Middle Eastern Warfare3
MISC 300Methods of Military Analysis3
MISC 350Military Leaders and Leadership3
MISC 491Senior Capstone3
Total Hours30
HIWD 341Modern Islamic Civilization3
MISC 490Research in Military Doctrine3
Government Elective 13
Total Hours9

Choose from the following courses not already applying to the major: GOVT 381 Intelligence Analysis (3 c.h.) or GOVT 483 Military Operations and Intelligence (3 c.h.)

Free Electives
Choose 30-42 credit hours of Free Electives30-42
Total Hours30-42

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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