Military Degree’s (Degree’s for Military Personnel)
A number of universities and colleges across the United States offer Military Degrees (Completion Programs for Military Personnel). Whether you are seeking to gain an associate, bachelor or graduate degree to complement and advance your current military career or wish to enter civilian life and commence a related or new profession, a number of intriguing and relevant military degrees are available.
The process is flexible to meet your current schedule and needs. You can choose between studying full time, part time or remotely (i.e. online) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers several education benefit programs, such as the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Post 9/11 GI Bill, to help fund your studies.
You have already received a valuable form of mental, intellectual and physical education through basic training and military service. Some institutions actually count your significant experiences as credits towards your military degree upon the recommendation of the American Council on Education.
Perhaps during your time of active duty or military training a specific area of service has intrigued you. Below are some degree programs that may peak your interest for advancing your military or future civilian career.
The New Terrorism – Cyber Terrorism Degree
The Pentagon, which receives approximately 60,000 Malware threats a day, has declared destructive cyber attacks to be acts of war. With terrorism increasingly menacing the virtual world, there is a great need for professionals trained in cyber security. You can obtain a cyber terrorism degree, ranging from certification to graduate levels, in specializations including Computer Forensics and Information Security Degree. A cyber terrorism degree will allow you to delve theoretically and practically into the world of cyber law, viral activity, threat detection and system hardening. Career prospects include acting as the defensive line in LAN, WLAN and WAN environments on a regional or national scale.
Homeland Security Degree
Generally you can pursue a Homeland Security Degree at the Bachelors or Masters level. This field of study tends to be interdisciplinary in nature and delves into areas of both national security and preparedness for large scale emergencies. As homeland security issues evolve, so does the curriculum. Students in this military degree program will research, discuss, debate and analyze concepts such as crisis planning and management, terrorism, policy, law enforcement practices and effects on business dynamics.
Emergency & Disaster Management Degree
Emergency and Disaster Management Degrees may be pursued at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will investigate the complexities of the immediate and long term effects of both natural and human-made disasters. Military personnel and their co-academics will study the history of former emergency situations and disasters and also critically analyze past and present response plans. Curriculum ranges from studying the coordinated efforts of first responders to long term relief efforts, as well as enduring natural, social and economic outcomes.
Political Science & Government Degree
With the option of pursuing a Political Science and Government Degree at the Bachelors or Masters level, military personnel will delve into areas that they have directly witnessed in the field, including the subject of defense and security policy. Such a program also compares American policy and government processes to those all over the world and across time. In addition to military law, students will cover concepts such as political philosophy, the legislative process, criminal justice and the interaction between society and political bodies.
Law Enforcement & Security Degree
If you are interested in working as a law enforcement and/or security professional, then an Associate or Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement would be an ideal educational pursuit. Before narrowing in on policing and enforcing safety and laws, you will study a broad overview of the American criminal justice system. As you begin to specialize, course work will include a range of practical areas from criminal investigation techniques to diffusing violent situations and dealing with gangs. You can even pick a niche area as your degree progresses, such as illegal immigration, sex crimes or young offenders.
Criminal Justice Degree
Criminal Justice Degrees are available at the Associate, Bachelor and Masters levels. It is a complex, interdisciplinary field of study; as you pursue your degree program, you will have the opportunity to select a specialization and/or electives that reflect your future career niche and interests. Specialties include the purpose and operation of the criminal justice system, crime scene evidence and forensics, law enforcement, criminal psychology, corrections and homeland security.