Online Bachelor of Arts in Applied Military and Veteran Studies
Are you looking to make a positive impact on military and veteran communities? Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in applied military and veteran studies online from Arizona State University to specialize in this emerging field. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped for roles in the military, public service and government, veteran-serving industries and community organizations.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 41
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Deepen your understanding of service with a military and veterans studies degree
In this program, you’ll examine multidisciplinary aspects of the U.S. military and the history of war, as well as the implications for veterans, their families and society. You’ll also explore how the public understands the role of the military and those who serve the country, veterans’ representation in the media and arts and how scholars in national security ask questions and propose solutions.
Additionally, you’ll gain in-demand skills, such as:
- Adaptability and problem solving.
- Cross-functional collaboration and teamwork.
- Endurance, strength and resilience.
- Holistic understanding of diversity and inclusion.
- Transparent communication.
Who’s a good candidate for this program?
While this military and veteran studies degree is ideal for active service members looking for career advancement, military service is not needed to apply. It’s also a good fit for veterans, reserves, National Guard members, military family members and those interested in the history of the military and war.
Additionally, this program is suitable for professionals with a variety of career backgrounds who want to develop a specialization in military and veteran studies. Whether you have experience in public service serving veterans, teaching or academia, this degree provides a pathway to a career in this emerging field.
Military and veterans studies courses
In this program, you’ll take a variety of skills-building courses in areas such as writing and research and then focus your learning in your portfolio track. Depending on your specialization, your courses will hone in on the history of the military and war, management and team building, counseling, clinical research and more.
MVS 302: Representations and Self-Representations of Veterans in the Media and the Arts (H & C)
MVS 400: Military Theory and Practice
MVS 401: The Military: Law, Ethics and Culture
MVS 402: Technology and Warfare
MVS 485: Military and Veterans Studies Portfolio and Performance Assessment
HST 340: American Military History (SB & H)
MVS 100: Introduction to Military Studies
MVS 301: Experience of America's Modern Wars (H)
The jobs you could get with a military and veterans studies degree
This program prepares you for civilian and military careers in a range of industries from business, education and military community support to public and mental health, public affairs and intelligence. There’s also a demand for skilled employees from federal agencies that support military-connected and veteran individuals, such as the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Career paths you may pursue include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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