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AA in Military Studies

The Associate of Arts in Military Studies program offered by Ashford University is designed to help students explore the workings of the US Department of Defense. Read more about this online degree program here to determine if this is the right career path for you.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Military Studies

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of Ashford University's AA in Military Studies program should be interested in learning the fundamental policies and the history of the American military. All applicants to Ashford University must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, and some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts in Military Studies program offered through Ashford University is intended to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the workings of the United States military defense system. Students have the opportunity to learn about the political and economic factors that drive the operations as well the moral and ethical principles that affect the system's functioning. They may also examine the role of the US military as an instrument of both war and peace on national and global scales. This curriculum is designed to offer students the chance to simultaneously complete a variety of general education courses that could prepare them to pursue more advanced degrees.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

64 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for the Associate of Arts in Military Studies

Students of the AA in Military Studies program are required to complete 64 credits of courses across a variety of disciplines. Introductory courses to acclimate students to the online classroom may also be necessary for some programs. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (34 credits)

  • Personal Dimensions of Education
  • Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace
  • English Composition I
  • Information Literacy
  • English Composition II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Film
  • Informal Logic
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Our Dependence upon the Environment
  • Intermediate Algebra

Core Requirements (21 credits)

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • World Civilizations I
  • World Civilizations II
  • Military Ethics
  • Introduction to Military Studies
  • Department of Homeland Security Missions & Current Issues

Electives (9 credits)

  • Students choose 9 credits of elective courses

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates that successfully earn their Associate of Arts in Military Studies may be prepared to continue their education at the undergraduate level through the completion of a more advanced Ashford University program. Candidates may consider earning a bachelor's degree through an Ashford University program such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Art in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Career Paths

Students that successfully complete Ashford University's AA in Military Studies degree may have developed the necessary critical thinking skills to pursue a career through US services such as:

  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • US Marine Corps
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Defense

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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