Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

A flexible program designed to expand your expertise and accelerate your path by acknowledging the skills you have already developed.

More than 25 occupations (with a skill level 50) will be awarded at least 66% of the credit needed to earn a quality degree online at Kaplan University.* Lower ranks have also been evaluated and can significantly reduce class time.†

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Banner_Liberal Studies

A Degree Option With Unlimited Potential for Success

This online program not only gets you there faster and with online flexibility, it allows you to select courses around your career goals or areas of interest. The degree doesn’t skip the outcomes needed to be a Kaplan University graduate—we just recognize not all learning happens in our classrooms. The program is rigorous and will help you augment existing skills while learning new ones.

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies offers students a liberal arts foundation by integrating courses from across the University. Students then follow their individualized learning plan to fulfill their educational goals.

In addition, we offer a concentration in leadership for students interested in gaining the knowledge and skills that could lead to employment in diverse settings. Course topics in the leadership concentration include organizational behavior, conflict management and team dynamics, strategic communication, and leadership in practice.

At Kaplan University, we believe your military training should give you a head start on your education. We have evaluated various occupational specialties (MOSs) to help reduce the number of credits required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies by as much as 66% depending on the skill level achieved. In 2015–2016, Kaplan University accepted, on average, 33% of the credits graduating military-affiliated students needed to earn a degree.

Military leaders pursuing a civilian career may not be sure which career field they want to pursue. The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies not only provides a solid foundation in general education, it offers you the potential to create a plan of study that’s both personally interesting and professionally relevant. The program sharpens awareness of history, science, and technology, examining the impact these disciplines have on contemporary issues within and outside of the military.

  • Credit Award by MOS

    Expand the tables below to see credit award by MOS. Note: actual transfer credit may vary.

  • 11B Infantryman

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    24

    156

    28

    20

    42

    138

    25

    30

    74

    106

    19

    40

    86

     94

    17

    50

    119

    61

    9

  • 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    31

    149

    23

    20

    49

    131

    24

    30

    92

    88

    16

    40

    98

     82

    15

    50

    119

    61

    9

  • 13B Cannon Crewmember

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    15

    165

     30

    20

    33

    147

    27

    30

    79

    101

    19

    40

    91

     89

    16

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    13

    167

    30

    20

    31

    149

    27

    30

    70

    110

    20

    40

    91

     89

    16

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 13P Multiple Launch Rocket System Fire Direction Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

     13

    167

    30

    20

    31

    149

    27

    30

    71

     109

     20

    40

    86

     94

    17

    50

    119

     61

     11

  • 13T Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    25

    155

    28

    20

    43

    137

    25

    30

    90

    90

    15

    40

    102

     78

    14

    50

    129

     51

    9

  • 14S Air and Missle Defense

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    14

    166

    30  

    20

    32

    148

    27

    30

    74

    106

    21

    40

    86

     94

    17

    50

    119

    61

     11

  • 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    20

     74

    106

     19

    30

     92

    88

    16

    40

    92

     88

    16

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 19D Cavalry Scout

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    36

    144

    26

    20

    54

    126

    23

    30

    80

    100

    18

    40

    80

     100

    18

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 19K Armor Crewman

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    36

    144

    26

    20

    54

    126

    23

    30

    80

    100

    18

    40

     80

     100

    18

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 25B Information Security Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    54

    126

    23

    20

    72

    108

    20

    30

    93

    87

    17

    40

    99

     81

    15

    50

    122

    58

    11

  • 25B Information Technology Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    54

    126

    23

    20

    72

    108

    20

    30

    93

    87

    17

    40

    99

     81

    12

    50

    122

    58

     11

  • 25N Nodal Network Systems Operator‐Maintainer

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    38

    142

    25

    20

    56

    124

    22

    30

    10

    79

    15

    40

    10

     79

    15

    50

    122

    58

     11

  • 25W Telecommunications Operations Chief

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    40

    93

     87

    16

    50

    122

    58

    11

  • 25Q Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator‐ Maintainer

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

     54

    126

    23

    20

     72

    108

    20

    30

    93

    87

    17

    40

    99

     81

    15

    50

    122

     58

    11

  • 25S Satellite Communication Systems Operator‐Maintainer

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    49

    131

    24

    20

    67

    113

    21

    30

    98

    82

    15

    40

    98

     82

    15

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 27D Paralegal Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    21

    159

    28

    20

    39

    141

    25

    30

     86

     94

    17

    40

    98

    82

    15

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 31B Military Police

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    46

    134

    24

    20

    64

    116

    21

    30

    92

    88

    16

    40

    98

     82

    15

    50

    119

    61

    9

  • 42A Human Resources Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

     6

    174

     31

    20

    24

    156

    28

    30

    92

     88

     16

    40

    98

     82

    15

    50

     119

     61

     11

  • 74D Chemical Operations Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    40

    140

    25

    20

    58

    122

    22

    30

    74

    106

    19

    40

    86

     94

    17

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 79R Recruiter

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    6

     174

    31

    20

    24

    156

    28

    30

    92

    88

    16

    40

    98

     82

    15

    50

    119

     61

    11

  • 92A Automated Logistical Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    16

    164

     29

    20

    34

    146

    26

    30

    76

    104

    19

    40

    92

     88

    16

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 92G Food Service Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    9

    171

    31

    20

    27

    153

    28

    30

    77

    103

    19

    40

    86

     94

    17

    50

    119

    61

    11

  • 92Y Unit Supply Specialist

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

    10

    16

    164

    29  

    20

    34

    146

    26

    30

    80

    100

    18

    40

    80

     100

    18

    50

    119

    61

     11

  • Credit Award by Occupation: Marines

    Expand the tables below to see credit award by MOS. Note: actual transfer credit may vary.

  • 5811 Military Police

    Military Occupation/
     Skill Level

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

     PVT-SGT

    34

    146

    26

    SSGT

     58

    122

    22

    GYSGT

    70

    110

    20

    MSGT

    76

     104

    19

     MGYSGT

    76

    104

     19

  • Credit Award by Occupation: Navy

    Expand the tables below to see credit award by NEC. Note: actual transfer credit may vary.

  • 19 Master-at-Arms

    Navy Enlisted Classification

    Credit Transferred

    Credit Remaining

    Courses Remaining

     MA

    38

    142

    25

     MA3

    47

    133

    24

     MA2/MA1

     66

    114

    21

     MAC+

    85

     95

    18

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May

Online and Campus Start Date

May 17, 2017

07

Jun

Online Start Date

June 07, 2017

05

Jul

Online Start Date

July 05, 2017

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*Based on a member of the military who transfers in the maximum amount of credit toward the stated degree. 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 for 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.