American Public University System Reviews of Bachelor's in Military Science

  • 7 Reviews
  • Charles Town (WV)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,324
75% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Military Science

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  • Reviewed: 5/30/2023
  • Degree: Military Science
"AMU is an absolute joke. I completed a BA, graduated summa cum laude and could not be more dissatisfied. In the entire course of my studies I never once had a core professor. The course work is horrifically outdated and includes the about me sections of government websites and army field manuals from the 1970's as required course readings. What little substance there is is repeated over and over throughout the entire program which is little more than busy work. I learned absolutely nothing and am totally unprepared for a future career. Making matters worse is the fact that the online platform is a complete mess, and their student support is absolutely worthless when it comes to getting any issues fixed. There's also no platform for student voices to be heard, complaints to be filed, or problems resolved. I'm now a graduate and still have ongoing issues with the university in getting transcripts and needed documentation for registering for professional certification examinations. It's quite literally a never ending crap shoot. Save yourself the frustration and go to a different school."
Edward Parsons
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Military Science
"AMU is very military friendly. The professors take the time to endure that learning has taken place. It is worth your time to engage with the professors to ensure that syllabus intent is achieved. The intelligence field completely respects a degree in intelligence from AMU, and the completion of any degree will serve you well for an advanced degree from more well-known universities."
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Military Science
"My first two years of college were are a local junior college and my last two years were at American Military University which is the same school as APUS but geared toward a different crowd. I received a BA and a certificate from AMU and continued my studies elsewhere. One thing I noticed is that AMU instructors are like they are everywhere else; great, good, and bad. The students all fall in the same categories as well. I had no problem finding a new career after I graduated and the legitimacy of the institution was never questioned. Everyone wants to know if it is accredited and yes it is. If I needed to I would take additional classes at AMU. Would I recommend it to others? It depends on the person. Taking online classes is different than sitting in a class room. You have to have the drive and dedication to get out of the class what you need to get out of it. For me, I would never take a math or a foreign language class online; I need the classroom presence. Hopefully my thoughts will help someone."
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2018
  • Degree: Military Science
"This school is frustrating! Yes, you get what you put into it but I could learn just as much teaching myself through open resources on the web. I've attempted several courses but the lack of help from every department is outstanding. They didn't accept but three of my transfer credits. I had 50 credits! This school seems focused only on the money. When I deployed, I couldnt extend the course and was too late to withdraw so now I owe money to my ed center. Way to go AMU! I would NOT recommend this school even to my worst enemy."
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2018
  • Degree: Military Science
"I only took three general education classes while here, I never got around to taking core classes. The classes weren't bad, but as with ALL online college classes, YOU have to teach yourself, as sometimes you aren't even in the same timezones or region of the world as your professor. Again, don't expect to be taught by the professors, except on forums and paper feedback; expect to self-educate, as with all online schools. If you can't self-teach and regulate your own study schedule, online college will be too difficult for you, and you should seek the easier route of traditional brick and mortar courses. APUS is EXTREMELY conservative with their transfer credit evaluation! I left APUS after completing three courses, because a different college offered me significantly more transfer credits than APUS gave me. My new school put me 2-years closer to graduation than I was at APUS, in a comparable degree program. If it had not been for finding a better transfer offer at the other college, I would have stayed with APUS. My point here is to apply your prior learning and transfer credits at multiple schools before settling; it could make a drastic difference in your graduation timeline. For the sake of example, you could apply at APUS, Excelsior College, and Thomas Edison State University, to see which will award you the most credit toward your preferred degree program. After transferring to my new school I realized how good of a website APUS really had. My new school's website is atrociously confusing and disorganized. I really miss that with APUS' design. Don't underestimate the website, because in those times when you are running low on patience, you don't want the additional frustration of a poorly navigable website. APUS has a large number of student organizations and honor societies. It feels good to strive for academic excellence and get an invite to join one of their high-GPA/degree specific honor societies. APUS also had a Dean's/President's List they update periodically. I am a big fan of the APUS diploma design. My new school's diploma looks like garbage, but at the end of the day it doesn't matter what it looks like, I'll still be graduating 2-years sooner. I tried to cover different topics with my review, aside from the typical categories. Hopefully, you find this a bit more useful. Great school, poor transfer credit evaluation."
Keith Krohn
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Military Science
"THe program was fantastic, all the classes were very well organized and any issues that arose were very easily taken care of or at least help was easy to find to fix said issues. Classroom instruction was great and very easy to follow. with all classes being online it is a bit of a challenge if that is not what you are used to. However, the first class in the program is a class specifically designed to get you used to working in an online environment"
Jim Garrett
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Military Science
"American Military University's Intelligence Studies program put me far ahead of my peers in the intelligence field. The professors are accomplished professionals with relevant lessons to boost students' careers and understand the field. The university us geared towards working professionals so classes are designed to promote learning while giving you the time to have a career and a life. The university library is well stocked with e-books and articles on a variety of subjects to help students complete their assignments."