Government, Law and National Security

The Program in Government, Law and National Security (GLNS) at Misericordia University is designed to prepare students to enter the expanding national security workforce within both the government and the private sector. Students will achieve an integrated knowledge of political science, legal studies, behavioral science, management, history and national security studies focused on the deterrence, detection, and mitigation of domestic and international threats to the public safety.

The Government, Law and National Security degree prepares students for careers in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Administration
  • National Security
  • Public Safety & Security Services
  • Court Administration
  • Legal Services

In addition, the GLNS program will prepare students for graduate study in law, government administration, business, and national security studies.

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The GLNS program is designed to expose students to complex issues and complicated problems, and to educate them in the critical thinking skills that will enable them to effectively analyze a problem and then develop and implement a solution. The curriculum assures that every student in the program considers ethical issues related to law, government, and national security, and makes reasoned judgments about them; that they think independently and analyze information critically, with a view toward problem solving; that they understand and respect cultural differences and have a firm grasp of global perspectives; and that they communicate and interact with others effectively. The program integrates a balance of liberal arts and professional studies courses intended to produce forward-looking thinkers who can turn their thoughts to actions, leading to productive careers and continued personal and professional growth, rooted in the values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality.

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Admission Requirements

The minimum criteria for admission into the Government, Law and National Security program as a freshman student are:
  1. Class rank in the top half of the high school graduating class and/or a cumulative 2.5 grade point average
  2. Minimum combined SAT score of 850 for Critical Reading and Math (combined) if taken prior to March 5, 2016, or 930 if taken after March 5, 2016. In lieu of the SAT, ACT results may be presented with a minimum required composite score of 18
Successful transfer applicants will typically hold a minimum collegiate grade point average of 2.0, having completed at least 15 college credits, and have a proven record of success in high school.

Please note the above listed requirements are general, and that each application is looked at thoroughly, taking into account individual grades, academic rigor, and other factors.

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