Military Spouses & Families Bachelor’s Degrees
Bachelor’s Degrees

Online Bachelor's Degrees for Military Spouses and Families

Get a competitive edge in a portable career with a military-friendly undergraduate degree from UMUC.

University of Maryland University College gives you the flexibility you need—you can complete an undergraduate degree online or on-site, so you can keep your education on track no matter where your spouse or family member is stationed.

Most Popular Majors for Military Spouses and Family Members

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Major in Communication Studies to gain a balance of theoretical knowledge and sophisticated, practical communication skills.

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Coursework covers speech communication, mass communication and new media, journalism, public relations, business writing, technical writing, and more.

Bachelor of Arts in English

Major in English to gain broad cultural literacy and the analytical, writing, and critical thinking skills for successful professional work and graduate study.

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Coursework covers research, writing, Medieval literature, Renaissance literature, 17th- and 18th-Century British Literature, Shakespeare, creative writing, and more.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Major in Accounting to become skilled at reporting the economic activities of organizations and analyzing financial data to inform business decisions.

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Coursework focuses on developing career skills that address the needs of the workforce in the areas of accounting information systems, internal auditing, fraud studies, and federal financial management, as well as certification preparation coursework for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor exams.

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 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 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.

Bachelor of Science in Social Science

Major in Social Science to learn anthropology, behavioral sciences, gerontology, psychology, and sociology and to have the opportunity to focus your studies in a particular social science area.

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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

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"I quickly learned that I loved the flexibility that online offers."

Monica Graves

U.S. Army Veteran
Legal Secretary, National Labor Relations Board
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree Faster

Did you know you can receive transfer credits for professional and volunteer 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.

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