How Can Your Military Training Apply to a
UWM Degree?

As a student who has served in the armed forces, you have a Joint Services Transcript, or JST, which chronicles all the military training you have done. Through academic experts in the field, the American Council on Education
(ACE) has thoroughly evaluated this training and has suggested how it should equate to college-level credit. UWM accepts ACE credit recommendations that are relevant to the program and applies them directly to your degree.

Bachelor of Science
in Information Science & Technology

In the Information Science and Technology program, your ACE credits can
be applied to four of the five areas of study required for the degree. That means there is a very good chance your military training will shorten your time to degree!

Curriculum Areas

AREA I General Education Requirements (21 credits)
MILITARY CREDITS MAY SATISFY PART OF THIS REQUIREMENT
AREA II Information Studies Core Courses (27 credits)
MILITARY CREDITS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT
AREA III Information Studies Upper Division Electives (15 credits)
MILITARY CREDITS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT
AREA IV Cross Functional Electives (15 credits)
MILITARY CREDITS MAY SATISFY THIS ENTIRE REQUIREMENT
AREA V General Electives (42 credits)
MILITARY CREDITS MAY SATISFY THIS ENTIRE REQUIREMENT

Military Coursework

Our veteran students have different military occupational specialties, and their JSTs reflect a variety of applicable college credit. Each student’s JST is evaluated on an individual basis. Below are some examples of how your military training might equate to degree credit.

Cyber Basic Officer Leadership (1,400 hours)

Advanced Networking, 3 credits
Network Design and Management, 3 credits
Cyber Security Defenses, 3 credits
Cyber Security Planning, Controls, and Implementation, 3 credits
Cyber Operations, 3 credits
Security Forensics, 3 credits

18 credits for one military course! These credits could apply to the cross-functional and/or general electives.

Civil Affairs (293 hours)

Organizational planning, 3 credits

Chief Petty Officer Academy (163 hours)

Leadership, 3 credits

U.S. Army Sergeants Major (1,485 hours)

Business communications, 3 credits
Military History, 3 credits
Management, 3 credits
Leadership, 3 credits

These 12 credits could apply to general electives.

Basic Prior Service Recruiter (237 hours)

Public Speaking, 3 credits

Infantryman (849 hours)

Human Relations Communications, 3 credits

Military Intelligence Basic Officer (890 hours)

Computer Applications, 3 credits