May 15, 2020
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) announced a partnership with the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC). Approved online programs include the UAH Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies (BPS) with concentrations in Organizational Studies or Leadership Strategies and Dynamics.
The AU-ABC was created to help enlisted Airmen pursue advanced education beyond the associate degrees they earn through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Active duty Air Force, Air Reserve, or Air National Guard may transfer up to 60 hours of credit from the CCAF to accredited partnership institutions with approved online bachelor's degrees. If students are unable to complete the degree requirements before retirement or separation from the Air Force, they may continue in the program until completion.
"The College of Professional Studies recognizes the importance of graduating skilled professionals beyond the traditional age student," says Dean Karen Clanton. "The AU-ABC partnership is a natural fit, reinforcing UAH's dedication to supporting our military. The Bachelor of Professional Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to support non-traditional students in completing their education and expanding their employment capabilities."
The BPS accepts transfer credits for up to 75% of the degree, offers four concentrations, each with an emphasis on critical thinking and communication, and is available completely online or in blended formats. Other available concentrations in blended formats include Engineering Technology and Technology, Science, and Society. The degree also accepts up to 34 hours of technical credit, including American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit from military training, which is applied to the student's general electives. Maximizing prior military training and college coursework, students can earn a bachelor's degree at a faster rate.
Huntsville is a vibrant community with a strong economy and a growing demand for highly trained military personnel. This collaboration will continue to strengthen UAH's partnership with federal agencies across a local, regional, and national scale.
To learn more about the AU-ABC partnership, please set up a personalized appointment with the BPS Academic Support Specialist, Kellee Crawford. Crawford can be contacted at [email protected], 256-824-6673, or visit CPS.uah.edu/AUABC.
This press release was produced by the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The views expressed here are the author's own.