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  • Special Military Programs

    Kaplan University has developed or participates in various special programs for military and veteran students that can reduce time and effort needed to earn a degree, and reduce redundancies between military training and college courses. For some military occupations, this could reduce coursework by a maximum of 73%.*

  • Kaplan University has evaluated various military occupations and mapped them to specific degree programs, which helps ensure your training transfers to Kaplan University as college credit. Please note that you are not limited to these program options. Even if your occupation is not listed, your training may still be eligible for credit. All military transcripts will be evaluated for credit awards.

    MOS/NEC Maximum Credit Awarded
    for Occupational Training†
     ProgramSService Level Required for
    Maximum Reward
    11B, 11C 45  AAS in Business Administration30+
    11B, 11C50AAS in Criminal Justice40+
    13B, 13M, 13P, 13T40AAS in Business Administration30+
    19D, 19K 40 AAS in Business Administration30+
    19D, 19K50 AAS in Criminal Justice40+
    25B, 25W50AAS in Information Technology30+
    31B 60AAS in Criminal Justice30+
    31B 104BS in Criminal Justice40+
    42A/75B 40AAS in Business Administration30+
    74D 15AAS in Fire Science10+
    74D 32BS in Fire Science10+
    74D 47BS in Fire and Emergency Management30+
    79R, 79T45AAS in Business Administration40+
    79R 74BS in Business Administration40+
    79T81BS in Business Administration50+
    92A, 92Y 40AAS in Business Administration30+
    68W 65AS in Health Science10+
    68W/NEC29Health Sciences Bachelor's Degree Completion10+

  • Special Military Programs Degrees
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    Bachelor's Degrees

    AU-ABC Program

    Kaplan University partners with the Air University in support of helping Airmen who have received their associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force work toward an approved bachelor's degree.
     

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    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

    Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is designed to prepare you to pursue a variety of career opportunities, while incorporating communication skills, critical thinking, and technical competencies relevant to the modern workplace. Kaplan University has mapped two options for 79Rs to pursue your education in business.

    Total Degree Credits: 180

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    Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

    The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to offer a strong foundation of professional skills and criminal justice knowledge. In this program, you will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the U.S. criminal justice system; explore the methods and techniques used in the field; examine the development of criminal law; and more.

    Total Degree Credits: 180

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    Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

    Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is a customizable, liberal-arts based degree program. The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation in general education as well as the opportunity to design a study plan that’s both personally interesting and professionally relevant.

    Total Degree Credits: 90

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    Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs

    Whether you aspire to join the fire service field or advance to a higher position in the profession, a degree in fire science could help you reach pursue your goals. Kaplan University's bachelor's degree program closely follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum model.

    Total Degree Credits: 180

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    Health Sciences Bachelor's Degree Completion 

    Kaplan University has articulated training from various military medical occupations to enable servicemembers to complete their associate's degree in up to 73% less time. These individuals may then qualify for additional credit in pursuit of a health sciences bachelor's degree program.

    Total Degree Credits: 180

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    Associate's Degrees

    Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

    Curriculum focuses on helping you develop skills in accounting, management, and software applications. You'll have the opportunity to explore business operations and refine your decision-making and problem-solving skills. Various military occupations have been evaluated to help servicemembers take the most efficient route to a business degree.

    Total Degree Credits: 90

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    Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

    The Associate 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 private investigation.The curriculum covers topics such as criminology, criminal investigation, criminal law, domestic and international terrorism, and countering terrorism. We have evaluated various combat arms military occupational specialties (MOSs) to help reduce the number of courses required for graduation.

    Total Degree Credits: 90

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    Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

    Kaplan University’s mapping of 25B and 25W military training into the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology can shorten your path to an IT degree and provide you the skills in networking relevant to both civilian and military careers.

    Total Degree Credits: 90

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    Associate of Science in Health Science

    The objective of the Associate of Science in Health Science is to further the educational and career goals of military students who have already received military training for medical and health science occupational specialties. The curriculum focuses on the important role of professionalism in health care, general education, and industry-related technical information and builds on students’ prior military medical training to help them achieve an associate’s degree. 

    Enrollment in the Associate of Science in Health Science is limited to servicemembers of the U.S. military, including members of the Reserve or National Guard, and veterans of the U.S. military.

    Total Degree Credits: 90

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    Other Programs

    GEM Program

    The General Education Mobile (GEM) program was designed to help U.S. Air Force members fulfill their general education requirements in a mobile, nontraditional classroom format. Completing the GEM program is a key step toward earning your associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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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.

    Credits awarded do not include transfer credit.

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