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Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC)

Purdue University Global's Air Force University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program is designed to help airmen and women apply existing undergraduate credits or associate's degree credits toward earning a bachelor's degree.

Official Program Name:

Air Force University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC)

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor's Degree

Program Prerequisites:

The AU-ABC program is designed to aid in the transfer of existing credits towards a Purdue University Global bachelor's degree. Applicants to the Air Force University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program must have graduated from high school or have a GED, and an associate's degree or existing college credits.

Program Description:

The Air Force University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program is designed to help airmen and women continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree. This program was initiated by the Air Force to help Community College of the Air Force students with an associate's degree secure those credits toward a bachelor's degree.

The following Purdue Global University degree programs participate in the AU-ABC program:

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire and Emergency Management
  • Fire Science
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nutrition Science

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Program length depends on credits transferred into the program. Most undergraduate programs are 180 credits total, so the program could be as short as 90 credit hours.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information. For current military members technology fees are waived and reduced tuition is available.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for Air Force University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC):

Each program in the list above has a specific set of courses which can be evaluated for credit. Certain military training can also translate to occupational credit for certain occupational awards. In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, residents of Florida, Maryland, or Minnesota may need to fulfill state-required courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Degree paths in the AU-ABC program vary widely, but many programs include an accelerated master's degree option which can also be earned at Purdue University Global.

Students pursuing a B.S. in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Health Care Administration, or Health Science can participate in the following accelerated master's degree options:`

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Public Health
  • Health Education

Students pursuing a B.S. in Corrections, Fire and Emergency Management, or Fire Science can participate in the following accelerated master's degree options:

  • Public Administration
  • Human Services
  • Legal Studies
  • Psychology

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