AS Public Service and Management
Military Track


The Associate of Science degree with a major in Public Service and Management graduate will be prepared to lead people and manage organizations in a wide variety of career fields - from corporate settings to public service. Students will capitalize on the courses and experience of transfer credit from Military Occupation Specialties (MOS), Naval Ratings and the Navy Enlisted Classification System (NEC) system, Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) on a Joint Services Transcript (JST), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript, or Coast Guard Ratings. Anchored in the liberal arts, students will examine fundamental elements of business, management, public and national service, and communication.


As a University, we see this program as a pathway for military and veteran students to realize their educational goals with a singular focus on their success regardless of where they may be serving.



To provide our military and veteran students the highest quality education experience, combined with maximum transfer of credit, and affordability, leading to quicker degree completion with as little, or no, debt as possible.



See how your prior experience can help you finish your degree. Submit your JST/CCAF transcripts below and receive a free unofficial review within 72 hours.


You’ll Learn To…

  • Analyze issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  • Write clearly and effectively using language that is context and audience appropriate.
  • Solve quantitative problems from a variety of authentic contexts presented in a variety of formats.
  • Apply personnel management skills to business challenges.
  • Analyze the impact of globalization on economics, politics, and national security.
  • Describe the value of public service to the broader community.

Career Options

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60 Total
$250/ Credit Hour *

There are no out of pocket costs for resource fees or digital textbooks. This online program is available only to qualified military students with prior completion of at least 6 transferable credit hours as listed on a JST or CCAF transcript. These benefits are extended to qualifying students enrolled in IWU National and Global programs. The military preferred tuition discount does not apply to students enrolled in IWU-Marion residential campus, School of Health Sciences (except MPH), uLeap, nurse practitioner, doctoral, or graduate counseling programs. The military preferred tuition discount for master’s programs is not applicable to spouses and dependents. Other exclusions may apply. If VA educational benefits or state grants are available to cover the costs of the technology and educational resource fees, those funds will be utilized. There will be no direct cost to you. Ask your enrollment counselor for additional details. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the university catalog.

Foundational Courses - 3 credit hours
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  • GEN-111  Foundations of Lifelong Learning 3 Hours
Business, Management, or Communication Courses - 12 credit hours - IWU courses include:
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  • BUS-105 Fundamentals of Contemporary Business 3 Hours
  • HRM-175  Introduction to Personnel Supervision 3 Hours
  • HRM-215  Introduction to Human Resources 3 Hours
  • MGT-215 Introduction to Business Management 3 Hours
  • COM-115  Introduction to Human Communication 3 Hours
  • COM-209  Small Group Communication 3 Hours
  • COM-280  Intercultural Communication 3 Hours
  • ECO-205 Introduction to Business Economics 3 Hours
  • UNV-181  Leading Change in the World 3 Hours


Political Science or Public and National Security Courses - 12 credit hours - IWU courses include:
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  • BUS-230 Introduction to Business in a Global Environment 3 Hours
  • CRJ-181  Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Hours
  • CRJ-202  Introduction to Corrections 3 Hours
  • CRJ-268  Crisis Intervention 3 Hours
  • CRJ-270  Homeland Security 3 Hours
  • CRJ-318  Criminal Procedures 3 Hours
  • POL-100  American Government 3 Hours
  • POL-215  Foundations of Political Science 3 Hours
  • POL-230  World Politics 3 Hours
  • POL-232  Comparative Politics 3 Hours


Capstone - 3 credit hours
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  • LDR-270  Public Service and Management Capstone 3 Hours


Military Track
  • Occupational Studies - 6 credit hours required
    • MOS/Rate non-duplicative JST/CCAF credit 
  • Elective - 9 credit hours required


TOTAL - 60 credit hours required for graduation


Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Available only to qualified military students. A qualified military student is defined as one of the following categories:
    • Active duty members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard
    • Currently serving in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Reserves
    • Currently serving in the Army or Air National Guard
    • Veterans discharged under honorable conditions from all branches of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard, and Coast Guard
    • Air Force veterans without a conferred Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Degree must provide their CCAF transcripts
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 6 transferable credit hours as listed on a JST or CCAF transcript for training received in any Military Occupation Specialty (MOS), Naval ratings and designators used along with the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system, and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC), and Coast Guard Ratings.

  • Completion of 60 hours.
  • Completion of foundational, major, and general education requirements as outlined in the program of study
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Completion of 27 semester hours in the major with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • To meet the residency requirement, 15 semester hours must be completed at IWU.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit for degree requirements for undergraduate programs within the College of Adult and Professional Studies may be granted as follows:

  • Credit documented on a transcript awarded by a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a minimum grade of "C."

  • Credit documented on a JST or CCAF transcript for training received in any MOS, NEC system, AFSC, and Coast Guard Ratings.

Assessed credit for degree requirements may be granted through IWU’s assessment of prior learning process for the following:

  • Coursework documented on a transcript/certification from a law enforcement or fire academy, first responder, or a recognized national, state, county or municipal training council or academy.


The A.S. Public Service and Management at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024