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Your combat arms or military police occupation could translate into credit toward an associate's degree in criminal justice at Kaplan University, reducing the credits needed to earn a degree by a maximum of 55%.*
Protecting society is more than a career—it's a calling. Nobody understands that better than the members and veterans of our armed forces. At Kaplan University, we believe your military training should give you a jump start on your education. Toward that end, we have evaluated various combat arms military occupational specialties (MOSs) to help reduce the number of courses required for graduation.
Military Police–31B: If you prefer to enter the bachelor’s degree, you may have earned up to 62% of the credit needed. Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Credit Award by Combat Arms MOS
The tables below illustrate the amount of credit that may be awarded for specific combat arms MOSs. Note: actual transfer credit may vary.
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman
19D Cavalry Scout
19K M1 Armor Crewman
31B Military Police
Your MOS not listed? Your military experience could still earn you college credit at Kaplan University. We will evaluate your military transcripts and may award credit for prior coursework and occupational training.†
Interested in a degree in business? Your combat arms MOS could translate into credit and reduce the total needed to earn your Associate of Applied Science in Business. Click here to learn more.
of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to provide a solid
education that’s relevant in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, and
curriculum covers topics such as criminology, criminal investigation, criminal
law, domestic and international terrorism, and countering terrorism. Courses
are taught by professionals with years of industry experience. Interactive
technology allows students to collaborate with, and receive support from,
classmates and instructors.
The Associate of Applied
Science in Criminal Justice program is part of Kaplan University’s commitment
to offer students a wider selection of degrees that serve socially conscious
career pathways. For servicemembers, a degree could also help you
take on more responsibility within the military or prepare you to transition
into the civilian ranks.
This Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to help you develop a broad education in topics relevant to the criminal justice field. Highlights include:
As a graduate of Kaplan University’s Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program, you may qualify for entry-level employment in police departments, sheriff’s departments, other law enforcement offices, juvenile detention facilities, jails, prisons, or the court system.‡ Opportunities may also exist in private-sector, corporate, and government security and private detection or investigation.Associate’s degree graduates could also pursue further bachelor’s and master’s-level studies in criminal justice.§
University’s number-one priority is delivering a quality education. We utilize
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and teaching is delivering the desired outcomes for student success. Our
programs are designed to encourage online interaction between students and
faculty. This helps make our programs more engaging and relevant, and focuses
on the interactive skills relevant to the careers they support.
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* Based on a member of the military who transfers in the maximum amount of quarter credit hours: 65 for medical MOS, 60 for military police and information technology MOS, 50 for combat arms MOS, 55 for paralegal specialist MOS, 45 for recruiter MOS. Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in catalog.kaplanuniversity.edu, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible to transfer.
† Kaplan University does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for our Transfer of Credit and Prior Learning Assessment policies.
‡ Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional
academy training and education may be required for law enforcement positions.
§ While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.
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