Minor in Military Science
This program is designed for those students who desire to enhance their education by providing unique management and leadership instruction coupled with practical exercise. This program is designed to develop leadership and management skills critical to lifelong learning and development. The impact to UNO students enrolled in the minor will enable them to succeed as a leader in the US Army as an Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard officer, as well as provide a foundation for career growth and development in the public or private sector.
The military science minor is governed and supervised jointly by the Department of Military Science and will be directed from the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Students will earn the minor of Military Science by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours of Military Science classes with 12 hours in 3000-4000 level courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or above.
|MILS 3010||Adaptive Tactical Leadership||
|MILS 3020||Leadership in a Changing Environment||
|MILS 3070||Leadership Development and Assessment||
|MILS 4000||Leadership Laboratory||
|MILS 4010||Developing Adaptive Leaders||
|MILS 4020||Leadership in a Complex World||
| ||Either (one option):||
|MILS 1010||Leadership and Personal Development||
|MILS 1020||Introduction to Tactical Leadership||
|MILS 2050||Leadership Training Camp||
|MILS 2020||United States Military History||
|HIST 3000||United States Military History: Civil War to the Present||
Total credit hours required for the military science minor 18-20
Non-Traditional Credit Policy
Students may apply up to 65 credit hours from non-traditional sources toward the BGS degree. “Non-traditional” refers to sources other than college or university classroom or laboratory settings. Some non-traditional categories have lower maximum allowances.
Source of Credit (Maximum Credit Granted)
Credit by Examination (30)
Includes UNO examinations, CEEB Advanced Placement, CLEP and DANTES
Credit for non-collegiate-sponsored instruction (65)
Includes sources of college-equivalent knowledge outside traditional classroom settings
Credit by Examination
Earn credits toward a BGS degree by successfully completing various examinations, including:
- UNO’s special examination procedure. “Challenge” a subject taught at UNO via departmental examinations.
- College-Level Examination Program
- Subject Examinations (CLEP/SE)
- General Examinations (CLEP/GE)
- Only scores earned on the first attempt at each test will be considered. Tests may not be repeated. Failed tests will not appear on the student’s record.
- The CLEP/GE Humanities test must be taken before completing 27 credit hours at UNO.
- CLEP/GE Humanities credit will not be accepted from students who have completed 65 or more credits toward a BGS degree before the CLEP/GE test date. Course work taken after the CLEP test date generally will not reduce CLEP credit already awarded; however, exceptions exist. Please consult a DCS academic adviser.
- DANTES subject standards tests (DSSTs) examinations cover certain academic subject areas and may be taken at any time during the academic career. UNO is an authorized CLEP/DANTES test administration center. For more information, contact the UNO Testing Center, 402-554-4800.ject-standard
Credit for Non-Collegiate-Sponsored Instruction
The Division of Continuing Studies grants academic credit for selected college-equivalent knowledge acquired outside the college classroom. Credits granted by DCS derive from two sources of authorization: one national and one local. The national authority is the American Council on Education (ACE). The Division of Continuing Studies honors ACE credit recommendations for educational programs conducted by branches of the United States Armed Services and by an increasing number of business, governmental and professional organizations. Locally, the Division of Continuing Studies makes recommendations for granting credit; however, the DCS faculty academic policy committee must first approve the recommendation. A listing of credit earning, non-collegiate sponsored sources follows. Contact a DCS academic advisr for further information.
Source of Instruction or Validating Examination
U.S. Armed Services Training Programs
One continuous calendar year of enlisted active duty service including basic training
Evaluations by American Council on Education
Federal Aviation Administration Programs
Flight or Airframe and Powerplant certificates
Evaluations by American Council on Education
American Council on Education Evaluations
Professional Secretaries International
Professional bank training programs
Professional insurance training programs
Training by some federal agencies
Plus many more
Health Training Programs and Examinations
Diploma Registered Nurses
Radiologic Technologist programs
Clinical Laboratory Technologists examinations
Nebraska or Omaha Police Training Academies
First Data Corporation
AT&T and other telephone company training
Bachelor of General Studies Policies
The BGS honors program provides expanded educational opportunities for highly motivated students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Honors credit is earned by enrolling in honors courses, by contracting courses with instructors, or by transferring honors work from other accredited institutions or UNO departments. Contact the BGS honors coordinator or consult an academic adviser for further information.
Academic amnesty is a “second chance” for students who have done poorly in any NU system college. An amnesty contract allows recalculation of a student’s GPA after more than one year of absence from any NU system school, and upon successful completion of 24 credits at UNO after returning. While the poor grades remain on official transcripts, they are not calculated into the current GPA. For more information, contact a DCS academic adviser.
The Division of Continuing Studies recognizes the high degree of mobility within the adult population it serves. A student must complete a minimum of 24 of the final 48 credit hours as graded credit earned at UNO. (An exception may be made for the student enrolled in the online Bachelor of General Studies degree with a General Studies area of concentration. Credit hours from University of Nebraska Kearney online classes only may be included in the minimum of 24 hours.) Further, students choosing Option I must earn nine upper division hours at UNO in their area of concentration, and Option II students must earn at least six upper division hours at UNO in each of two areas of emphasis. Students generally complete degree requirements based on the catalog under which they entered DCS, allowing interruption of studies for personal reasons without facing changes in degree requirements.
Credit/No Credit Grading Policy
BGS students may take up to 24 hours on a “credit/no credit” basis toward academic core requirements and as electives. Credits earned under the “credit/no credit” option (or under other similar policies such as “pass/fail”) may not be applied toward area of concentration, secondary field, or area of emphasis requirements.
Combined Degree Policy: BGS/Professional
Candidates for the BGS degree who plan to continue with a professional degree program may qualify for a combined degree program. Students may apply up to 29 credit hours earned from professional schools toward the BGS degree, allowing for early entry into a professional school without sacrificing the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree.
Special Credit Programs
Air Force Education & Leave Assistance (AFELA) (formerly “Bootstrap” Program)
This program serves active duty military personnel, bringing U.S. Armed Services personnel to Omaha for a final period of full-time study in pursuit of a college degree. Information about this program may be obtained from military educational services officers.
Offutt Air Force Base Program
The Division of Continuing Studies administers UNO credit-granting courses at Offutt Air Force Base for active military personnel and their dependents as well as civilian employees. Classes lead toward a UNO degree and are scheduled in either 7- or 14-week sessions on weekdays (late afternoons) or evenings and on weekends.
Servicemember’s Opportunity College
The Division of Continuing Studies is a charter member of the Servicemember’s Opportunity College Program, a nationwide effort to make postsecondary education readily available to U.S. Armed Services personnel.