10 Awesome Online College Courses & Classes for Active Military

Active military members have additional challenges when looking for college classes that suit their needs. The classes below provide a mix of subject matter relevant to armed forces personnel combined with favorable scheduling and tuition help.

  1. Arabic Language and Culture is offered online through University of West Florida. This is a three-course sequence scheduled around the needs of active military members for basic Arabic language proficiency.
  2. International Politics and Strategy classes are available online through University of Wisconsin. Students can take courses to build their military aptitude and career either one at a time or as part of a degree offering.
  3. Computer Technology and a variety of other classes are available through National College specifically for active duty military and those who are deployed overseas. Technical, medical and business classes give soldiers the chance to qualify for higher pay grades while working at their own pace.
  4. Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness and other military-focused certificate programs are available online through American Military University. With nearly 100 certificates available, AMU is arguably the biggest resource on the internet for coursework tailored to the specific needs of military personnel.
  5. Military History, WMD Preparedness and other certificates are available from American Public University. Thanks to its association with AMU (above) students will find it easy to integrate military-focused classes into their course schedule or proceed to advanced degrees.
  6. Leadership and other service-centered classes are available to active duty military members who enroll online through Northern Arizona University. Enrollment automation makes it easier for service members to find and select courses that will benefit them.
  7. eArmyU is a set of classes with military interests and advancement in mind, is available through Jefferson Community College. Jefferson works in tandem with the State University of New York System.
  8. Military Education and Training is available through CSU Dominguez Hills and active duty military personnel are encouraged to apply their tuition benefits to the more than twenty certificate programs, including home inspection, technical writing, paralegal studies and others online.
  9. Certificate in Leadership Program at Post University may be of interest to current U.S. Armed Forces members. Post University offers favorable financial aid terms for active military pursuing any one of their dozens of certificate programs and degrees in business, legal studies and technology.
  10. GoArmyEd Programs at Cal U include undergraduate degrees in wellness and legal studies and graduate degrees in performance enhancement, rehabilitation science, wellness, and sports psychology.