Online Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies

Become a Defender of National Security

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Just 24 transfer credits required

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120 credit hours*

*Transfer credits may reduce number of hours
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$392 per credit hour, including technology fee

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Advance Your National Security Understanding

Pursue a degree that prepares you for an exciting career in national security, intelligence, cybersecurity, or emergency management. The online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies at ECU is a degree completion program designed to augment your current academic progress, teaching you the skills most in demand by government organizations, including the CIA, FBI, National Security Agency (NSA), and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

To enroll, you must transfer at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Once enrolled, you’ll develop a well-rounded skill set to address top challenges in national security—and you’ll experience personalized academic guidance and career support from the industry experts who design the curriculum and teach your courses.

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Finish Your Degree Online at ECU

ECU Online’s BS in Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies is designed to help you develop a multifaceted awareness of today’s most pressing issues in national security. During your time in the program, you’ll gain expertise in areas such as:

  • Conflict management
  • U.S. foreign policy
  • National security policy
  • Research design in political science
  • International relations
  • Criminal justice

Career Options With a Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies Degree

The BS in Multidisciplinary Studies: Security Studies at ECU Online teaches the skills you need to pursue impactful careers in both government organizations and the private sector. Take a look at some potential job titles:*

Information Security Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $77,381

Intelligence Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $77,345

Risk Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $70,893

Emergency Management Specialist

Average Annual Salary: $66,232

Policy Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $63,902

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"I fully encourage anyone who might be considering distance education, to give East Carolina University serious consideration. Living at home and taking classes online meant that I had much more flexibility in my schedule and the ability to work full time without sacrificing my education. As a result, I was able to graduate on schedule, without any debt, and with a useful degree."
‐ – Mariah James, ECU Online Graduate

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Earn Your Degree Online

ECU is proud to offer incredible online experiences for students, and we’ve been recognized for it—Newsweek ranked ECU in the top 10 of America’s Top Online Colleges in 2023. Our flexible and accessible online learning platform allows you to earn your degree from wherever you want, whenever you want.

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You’re the Focus at ECU Online

On-campus learning doesn’t work for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice a robust student experience. That’s why our online programs are immersive, accessible, and tailored to the goals you’re determined to achieve.

Why Choose ECU?

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Our focus on individualized attention, student support, and career services ensures that you leave not only with academic proficiency but the tools for career advancement.

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ECU is more than a university- it’s a community. Even as an online student, you’ll benefit from a powerful network of peers and faculty who truly care about your success.

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While our roots are deep in North Carolina, our reputation extends far and wide. ECU’s stamp on your degree signifies quality and commitment, no matter where your career takes you.

About ECU

ECU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and was the first university in North Carolina to offer online degrees. We’ve continued to enhance the online experience ever since. As an established institution in North Carolina, we pride ourselves on offering a student-first, community-centric experience that empowers graduates to complete their online degrees from a reputable institution that employers recognize.

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