Military Credit Use
Troy University recognizes the educational benefits of many experiences that occur outside the formal structure of accredited colleges and universities.
Credit may be granted for military experience based on MOS (Army), AFSC (Air Force), or equivalent ratings by Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Military Operations Minor
The University offers a range of undergraduate degree programs which include an 18 semester hour MILITARY OPERATIONS MINOR. The Military Operations minor will satisfy degree requirements for any minor required for a Bachelor of Science program. The Military Operations Minor can be completed by applying a minimum of 18 semester hours of credit earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), or military credit from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Servicemembers can often apply coursework and experience of Professional Military Training and Education to this minor. Service school courses will be evaluated according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE Guide) when official credentials have been presented by the student. Such recommendations, however, are not binding upon the University.
The ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL EDUCATION degree allows for the use of any TROY minor as the "Area of Concentration" within the degree program. Therefore, the 60sh ASGE degree program is comprised of 25 semester hours of GENERAL STUDIES, the 18 semester hour MILITARY OPERATIONS CONCENTRATION (MINOR) and 17 semester hours of FREE ELECTIVE credit.
While all of the degree programs at TROY offer scope for the transfer of military credit, the University offers a selection of bachelor degree programs that are particularly accommodating to the military training and professional education undertaken by our men and women in uniform. These degree programs recognize the value of this professional training by allowing for the maximization of transferable credits and, subsequently, the shortening of the time to degree completion and graduation.
The BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE degree program requires the completion of a 30 semester hour Resources and Technology Management major, of which 18sh must be "Specialized Technical Credit." One recognized source of such specialized credit is credit earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). The 120sh BAS degree program is comprised of: 46sh GENERAL STUDIES/42sh BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CORE/30sh RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MAJOR/2sh of FREE ELECTIVE credit.
TROY’s BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION builds off of military training, an Associate of Applied Science or other technical degrees in fields such as welding technology, airframe repair or fire science that meet TROY’s General Studies requirements. The program is designed to give students the training and preparation it takes to become an instructor at a community college, technical college or four year institution. The program also equips students to pursue positions as Department of Defense Civilians. The BSOE degree programs requires the completion of 30 semester hours of credentialed work related experience which could include ACE recommended credit for professional military technical education or the Technical Education component of the CCAF degree.
The purpose of the proposed BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BIS) is to provide an expanded degree program, across multiple disciplines, for the Troy University student. The BIS will provide opportunities for TROY students to create three programs of focused disciplinary learning, based on existing University courses or through the application of appropriate ACE recommended credit which can be used to fulfill the requirements of the University’s Military Operation minor thereby satisfying one of the three programs of focus required for the BIS degree.
Most undergraduate degree programs require some free elective credits, and some require as many as 20 semester hours of free elective credit. Therefore, unused ACE recommended credit is also commonly applied to the free elective requirement of all degree programs.
Additionally, Troy University accepts a variety of CLEP exams, DSST (DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TEST) SCORES, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams as a means of achieving advanced standing in the University’s undergraduate programs.