Military Veterans Bachelor’s Degrees
Bachelor’s Degrees

Online Bachelor's Degrees for Veterans

Dive into a new career or move up in your current field with a veteran-friendly undergraduate degree from UMUC.

University of Maryland University College can help guide you during the next phase of your professional career and give you the education you need to succeed. You can earn nearly all of our undergraduate degrees entirely online. And, if you prefer to learn on-site, hybrid courses combining online and on-site learning are available.

Most Popular Majors for Veterans

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Major in Business Administration for a flexible, well-rounded business education that provides foundational, workplace-relevant management skills, organizational theory and operational knowledge.

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Coursework teaches the functional areas of business administration, including accounting, finance, management, human resources, marketing and more.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Major in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity to learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks.

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Plus, this program can help prepare you for several of industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert/Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSE/MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), LPIC­1 and Comp TIA Linux+, Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Mobile Forensic Certified Examiner (MFCE), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco ROUTE, Cisco SWITCH, Cisco TSHOOT, and Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH).

Coursework includes network security, Windows server installation and configuration, configuring advanced Windows server services, implementing advanced server infrastructure, and more.

Career Paths

  • Computer network architect
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Computer user support specialist
  • IT manager
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • More career paths

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Major in Computer Science to learn programming, algorithm optimization and enhancement, and the theory, science, and math behind modern computing.

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This program provides instruction on Java, C++, OpenGL, Octave, and MATLAB and can help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Java Programmer and Microsoft Solutions Developer certifications.

Courses include data structures and analysis, computer systems and architecture, image and signal processing, and more.

Career Paths

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems engineer/architect
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Software developer
  • Software quality assurance engineer and tester
  • More career paths

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Major in Criminal Justice to learn about the nature of crime and the personnel, institutions, and processes that prevent or respond to crime.

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Coursework covers crime and criminal behavior, law enforcement, courts, corrections, security, and investigation and helps provide a solid foundation for further study or entry into a variety of criminal justice professions.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy

The Major in Cybersecurity Management and Policy can help prepare you to be a leader in the protection of data assets.

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The curriculum focuses on the techniques, policies, operational procedures and technologies that secure and defend information systems in local and more broadly based domains. Courses include ethics in information technology, security policy analysis, network security, practical applications in cyber security management and evaluating emerging technologies.

Plus, this program can help prepare you for CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Mobile Forensic Certified Examiner (MFCE), and Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH) certifications.

Career Paths

  • Information systems security professional
  • Senior system manager
  • System administrator
  • More career paths

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Major in Human Resources Management to gain the skills to recruit, staff, train, and develop a diverse workforce.

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The human resource management major at UMUC is specifically designed to align with the needs of the workforce and to teach the competencies hiring managers are looking for. You will learn the specific skills that in HR professionals need in the workplace, as well as preparation for the Society for Human Resource Management certification exam.

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management

Major in Information Systems Management to learn project management and the analysis and design of information technology systems and to enter or advance in an information systems management career. This program can help you prepare for PMP certification.

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Coursework includes telecommunication in information systems, relational database concepts and applications, information systems project management, and more.

Career Paths

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Data and systems architect
  • IT project manager
  • Information security analyst
  • More career paths

Bachelor of Science in Management Studies

Major in Management Studies to prepare for a leadership role in business.

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Apply management theories and concepts to actual businesses or management scenarios to prepare for real-world business challenges. Coursework includes organizational leadership, organizational behavior, decision making, leadership, and more.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Major in Psychology to learn theory, research, and practice in psychological sciences.

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Coursework covers biological science, professional psychology, social psychology, research methods, statistical methods, and more.

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2 Source: "Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line," Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015.

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The Power of a Degree

How important is a college degree? The numbers speak for themselves.

Veterans Can Earn a Bachelor's Faster

Did you know you may be able to receive transfer credits for your military experience? Our flexible transfer policy gives you several ways to get credit for what you’ve already learned, so you can earn your degree faster.

Kirk Clear Veteran And Alumnus"I got to the 15-year point in my military career and I said 'I'm eligible to retire in about five years. What am I going to do with my life?' And I really said, 'well, the first thing I need to do is finish my education.'"

Kirk Clear

U.S. Air Force Veteran
Senior Management Analyst
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Additional Programs Offered Overseas

UMUC Europe and UMUC Asia students may enroll in any online degree or certificate program. In addition, special division-specific programs are available on-site overseas. See the full list of UMUC Asia programs and UMUC Europe programs.

Degrees Make the Difference

97 percent of the "good jobs" created since the economic recovery have gone to college graduates with at least a bachelor's degree.2

The Power of a Degree

"UMUC was one of the few schools that offered cyber security. They are also part of NSA's list of approved colleges for cyber. They accepted all my previous credits."

– Ford Terrill, Air Force

BS, Cybersecurity