Boatswain's Mate (BM) Boatswain's Mate

Through the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, Boatswain's Mates may earn an Associate of Arts degree and/or a Bachelor of Science degree in management studies. Degree maps are available for each rank ranging from E4 to E9, outlining how many experiential military credits may be accepted toward a degree. The estimate of credit is based on the dates of successful completion of recruit training, ratings, and ranks.

Degree maps are designed to assist you in understanding the specific requirements for a degree in management studies, as well as to provide guidance in selecting your first courses with UMUC. An official and thorough review of your individual Joint Services Transcript and other credits can be completed once UMUC has received all of your official documents. At that time you may contact an academic advisor to request an official evaluation.

Degree Maps

Associate of Arts Degree in Management Studies*

Rank

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

Total Applicable Credits

13

13

16

16

16

16

Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies**

Rank

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

Total Applicable Credits

17

22

27

32

32

32

* An associate’s degree requires completion of 60 semester hours (s.h.). Fifteen s.h. must be completed at UMUC to meet residency requirements, and 9 of those 15 credits must be earned in required management studies courses. A maximum of 15 rating credits may be applied toward completion of the degree.

** A bachelor's degree requires completion of 120 semester hours (s.h.). Thirty s.h. must be completed at UMUC to meet residency requirements and 18 of those 30 credits must be earned in required management studies courses. A maximum of 30 rating credits may be applied toward completion of the degree.