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Associate of Arts
Military History Focused Elective Area

Military History Focused Elective Area
Associate of Arts
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Explore the development of military history and strategy.

The associate's degree with a focused elective area in military history at University of Maryland Global Campus offers a unique opportunity to take courses on the historical development of military strategy and specific conflicts throughout history. If you successfully complete this program, you may be able to apply four of the five courses to the bachelor's degree in history.

Total Credits Required: 60

  • Required Core Courses: 4 Credits
  • Focused Elective Area Courses: 21 Credits
  • General Education Courses: 35 Credits

Required Core Courses (4 Credits)

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course

Suggested Focused Elective Military History courses (15 credits):

    • (3 Credits, HIST 202)
    • (3 Credits, HIST 381)
    • (3 Credits, HIST 462)
    • (3 Credits, HIST 464)
    • (3 Credits, HIST 465)
  • Please note: If you select to follow the suggested focused elective area, any transfer credit you have earned that does not transfer as a general education requirement will be used in the focused elective area thus possibly reducing the number of specific focused courses that will be available for your degree plan. Please contact your academic advisor for additional information.

Elective courses (6 credits)

  • Courses that may be applicable to the BA is History are recommended.

General Education Requirements (35 Credits)

Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult your academic advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. See information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and research and computing literacy).

Research and Computing Literacy Courses (7 credits)

One 3-credit professional exploration course (to be taken as the first course), chosen from the following:

  • (3 Credits, PACE 111B)
  • (3 Credits, PACE 111C)
  • (3 Credits, PACE 111M)
  • (3 Credits, PACE 111P)
  • (3 Credits, PACE 111S)
  • (3 Credits, PACE 111T)

One 1-credit research skills and professional development course, chosen from the following:

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150)
  • (1 Credit, CAPL 398A)
  • Any general education course

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses, chosen from the following:

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 200)
  • Any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV course
Communications Courses (6 credits)
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or (3 Credits, WRTG 291) or other writing course
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)
Math Course (3 credits)
  • (3 Credits, MATH 105)
    or other approved mathematics course
Arts and Humanities Courses (6 credits)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 142) or (3 Credits, HIST 157) or other arts and humanities course
  • (3 Credits, ARTH 204) or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course
Behavioral and Social Science Courses (6 credits)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or other behavioral and social science course
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or other behavioral and social science course
Biological and Physical Sciences Courses (7 credits)
  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and (1 Credit, BIOL 102) or other paired science lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100) or other science lecture course

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