American Military University One of the First Schools Selected for Air Force Associate-to-Baccalaureate Program

CHARLESTOWN, W.Va., — The U.S. Air Force has selected American Military University (www.amuonline.com) as one of the first schools in its Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC) (http://www.amu.apus.edu/Air-Force/CCAF.htm). The AU-ABC program partners with civilian universities to offer four-year degree programs to enlisted personnel that have earned associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). "We are proud to be part of a select group of universities that meet the Air Force's high standards," said Wallace E. Boston, Jr., president and chief executive officer of American Military University (AMU). "We're also pleased to support the Air Force's goal of encouraging more students to further their studies – and help military students and others become 'mission-ready.'" AMU is a part of American Public University System (www.apus.edu), which serves approximately 25,000 students worldwide – of whom more than 80 percent are active duty, Guard or reserve members. The university offers 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an affordable and flexible online format (http://www.amu.apus.edu/Academics/Degree-Programs/index.htm). A major cost savings to students is the university book grant, which provides textbooks at no charge to undergraduates if they are seeking academic credit and maintain satisfactory academic standing. Military tuition assistance, available to eligible active-duty service members, covers undergraduate tuition for up to six courses per year. As part of the AU-ABC program, AMU guarantees that airmen who have achieved the qualifying CCAF degrees can complete their bachelor's degree in 60 semester hours or less and will receive a minimum of 61 semester hours total transfer credits toward the bachelor's degree. Students may apply online at www.amuonline.com, or by calling 1-877-468-6268. Students with an associate degree from CCAF are eligible to pursue any of the degree programs offered by AMU. The following list shows the AMU linking degree programs that directly correspond with a CCAF associate degree program:

  • CCAF Associate Degree AMU Bachelor's Degree Program
  • Air and Space Operations Space Studies
  • Communications Applications Intelligence Studies (general Technology program)
  • Computer Science Information Technology (IT) Management
  • Criminal Justice Criminal Justice (general program)
  • Emergency Management (previously Emergency and Disaster Management Disaster Preparedness)
  • Explosive Ordinance Disposal Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Information Management IT Management
  • Information Systems Technology IT Management
  • Logistics Transportation and Logistics Management
  • Paralegal Legal Studies
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

For more information on these degree programs, go to http://www.amu.apus.edu/Air-Force/CCAF.htm. AMU es start monthly, with many offered  in either eight- or 16-week sessions. Air Force Reservists are eligible to pay tuition through a deferred payment plan. For more information, call 1-877-468-6268 or go to http://www.apus.edu/APUS/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/AMUTuitionUSAFRFINAL.pdf. About American Military University American Military University, founded in 1991, provides affordable, mission-critical degrees among its 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs — all exclusively online. Courses are taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. AMU's curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in professional studies, management, and liberal arts. The University offers specialized programs in homeland security, national security and public safety. Students may also apply for Federal Student Aid.