Bachelor of Science - National Security

4 years
27,750 USD/year
Jan 2023
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / USA
Berkeley College, New York City, USA

Program description

Both the public and private sectors have a need for qualified individuals who have the knowledge and abilities to address safety issues. Careers in national security are now found in every business. Recent events have demonstrated the critical need for those qualified to focus on tasks such as:

  • Combating and mitigating the effects of pandemics
  • Preventing foreign interference in elections and our democratic process
  • Understanding today’s emerging global assets and threats

The Berkeley College Bachelor's program in National Security, one of the few programs of its kind in the region, can prepare you for a variety of careers through a curriculum created with input from a variety of security experts based on the present and future needs of various types of organizations. The course offers a thorough understanding of terrorism, key infrastructure, technology, communications, intelligence, emergency management, and other significant security-related topics.

The National Security program offers four concentrations in specialized areas of study.

  • Intelligence
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Information Security

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Computer Applications
  • Writing and Research
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to National Security
  • First Year Experience

Semester 2

  • Writing Through Literature
  • Communication Skills for National Security
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Relations
  • National Security Elective

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Probability, Statistics, & Applied Regression
  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Career Development
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Semester 4

  • Ethics in Homeland Security
  • Free Elective
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Mathematics/Science Elective

Semester 5

  • The Confident Writer
  • Homeland Security
  • Introduction to Intelligence
  • Terrorism
  • National Security Elective

Semester 6

  • National Security Law
  • Human Aggression and Violence
  • English Elective
  • Liberal Arts Elective
  • National Security Elective

Semester 7

  • Internship
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Free Elective
  • National Security Elective

Semester 8

  • Research Methods in National Security
  • Liberal Arts Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • National Security Elective


  • Intelligence
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Information Security



  • Each semester $13,450
  • Academic year (two semesters) $26,900
  • Administrative fee per semester $400
  • Technology fee per semester $450
  • Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
  • Late registration fee $50 per instance
  • Graduation Fee $100
  • Tuition Deposit $300
  • International Application Processing Fee $100

Requirements for applicants

  • International application form;
  • 50 USD application fee;
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts with proof of graduation accompanied by certified English translations;
  • Proof of graduation;
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL – 61 or IELTS – 5.5 or other English tests are acceptable or ESL certificate of appropriate level from approved ESL program 6);
  • Official document of financial support demonstrating a minimum of $39,000 (USD) in available funds

About the university

Berkeley College offers a distinctive college experience. We want to make every effort to enable you to realize your greatest potential. At its campuses in New York and New Jersey, as well as Berkeley College Online, more than 4,000 students (including more than 380 foreign students from 50 different countries) pursue their education.

Berkeley College also places a high premium on making it simple to accommodate a high-quality education into a busy lifestyle. Berkeley College's academic programs are created and frequently updated with input from industry advisory boards to make sure that students are taught the skills that companies of today are looking for.

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