AU-ABC Program Degrees

Air University-Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC)

Air University-Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC) is an initiative between Air University and civilian higher-education institutions, including Empire State College, to offer bachelor's degree programs via distance learning that are relevant to an individual’s Air Force career field. The program is designed to transfer Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) credits, so students can obtain a bachelor’s degree with no more than 60 additional semester credits for category I and II programs, and no more than 60 credits for category III programs. Students will be able to go to one centralized website, the Air Force Virtual Education Center, for their educational needs, including approved degree programs offered through the AU-ABC program.

Since Empire State College requires 128 semester credits for all of our bachelor's degree programs, AU-ABC degrees would fall under category III (i.e., Air Force students would need only 64 additional credits beyond their CCAF degree program to complete Empire State College bachelor's degree requirements). All Empire State College AU-ABC programs meet the following criteria:

  • meet specific accreditation standards
  • require more than 60 semester credits after the CCAF A.A.S. degree for a bachelor's degree; typically it’s only 64 semester credits
  • deliver instruction via distance learning
  • maximize application of military credit
  • relate degree programs to one or more Air Force specialties
  • offer exceptional value for the Air Force.

Air University–Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program degrees offered through Empire State College include:

Note: The degree program listed below is provided as a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 2.0 or higher to use the file. If you are unable to open a file on this page, please contact to have a copy sent to you.

Bachelor of Science in community and human services, BS CHS, Fire Service Admin (PDF  67kB)- matched to CCAF A.A.S. degrees in fire science (91FY), emergency management (91MY), and explosive ordnance disposal (4VRC).

Additional concentrations are available and matched to specific AFSCs, but are not currently part of the AU-ABC program.

For more information about Empire State College's Air University ABC programs contact us.

To learn more about the Air Force AU-ABC program see your military education counselor or visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center on the Air Force portal.