Air Force: AU-ABC

Air University Associate To Baccalaureate Cooperative 


The Air University Associate-To-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program is an initiative between Air University and civilian higher education institutions to offer fully online baccalaureate degree programs to every Air Force enlisted member, Airmen, Space Force and Guardians regardless of duty location.


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University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts system, has been educating military students for over 65 years. We trace our origins back to 1958 when our professors (we were then Chapman College) first delivered on-base classes to members of the military serving at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Orange County, California. Today UMass Global proudly continues this tradition. We have nearly 1,900 active-duty military members, reservists, veterans, and dependents enrolled in our 80+ degree, certificate, and credential programs. With six sessions starting every eight weeks, UMass Global offers a year-round academic schedule tailored to meet the needs of busy adult students.

Our 100% online format blends into the busy lives of our adult military students. University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by, and a member of, the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

About AU-ABC 

The AU-ABC program creates partnerships between the Air Force and accredited “military friendly” civilian higher education schools to:

  • Give Airmen Air Force enlisted member, Airmen, Space Force and Guardians with an AAS degree from CCAF the opportunity to earn a career-related (AF-relevant) four-year degree by completing an additional 60 semester hours
  • Maximize the application of military career education and training
  • Provide online academic and support services for the enlisted member

To be a part of the AU-ABC program, education partners must:

  • Meet specific accreditation standards
  • Require no more than 60 semester hours after the AAS degree for a bachelor’s degree
  • Deliver instruction via distance learning
  • Maximize application of military credit
  • Relate degree programs to an Air Force specialty

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  • Active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard, Airmen, Space Force and Guardians.
  • Degree requirements may be completed after you retire or separate from the Air Force, Airmen, Space Force and Guardian (retired or veteran Airmen, Air Force, Space Force and Guardian who have received a qualifying CCAF degree are also eligible)
  • You receive a binding degree completion contract to lock in the transfer credit and remaining degree requirements

Conferred CCAF Degree

University of Massachusetts Global offers the following BA Programs to Airmen holding one of the following associate degrees from CCAF can apply to the corresponding approved program:

BA, Applied Studies Any CCAF degree  roadmap
BA, Sociology Aerospace Historian, Contracts Management, Criminal Justice, Education & Training Management, Public Affairs, Social Services  roadmap
BA, Legal Studies Aerospace Historian, Communications Appl. Tech, Contracts Management, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Public Affairs  roadmap
BA, Criminal Justice Aerospace Historian and Criminal Justice  roadmap
BA, Organizational Leadership Any CCAF Degree  roadmap

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