Online Degree Programs Widely Available for Navy Families

August 03, 2009

Online Degree Programs Widely Available for Navy Families Saint Leo University is moving into the second year of a partnership program with the United States Navy that is offering more Navy personnel and their families the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree online.

Saint Leo has been offering educational options to members of the military for 36 years, and currently operates teaching locations at military bases in seven states. The year-old Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership is a recent enhancement to our long relationship with the U.S. Navy, and can admit students from wherever Saint Leo has an office on a U.S. Naval base.

Navy members who were already enrolled with Saint Leo when the university became a partner in the program in 2008 immediately saw the program as an improvement to the educational options available, said John Cain, assistant vice president for continuing education.

"Students can now earn their degree fully online," he said. The Navy personnel can be stationed anywhere–whether at a Navy base or elsewhere–and study online under this program. The program is also open to: retired Navy members, Naval reservists, and dependents, Cain added.

Navy members who are new to Saint Leo are now starting to find out about the program and apply, Cain said. For instance, some new prospects coming to the Charleston have said they were attracted by the opportunity to study for Saint Leo’s Bachelor of Science in health care management because of anticipated job opportunities in the field. Other online degrees available under the program are the Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems; the Bachelor of Arts in business administration with specializations available in either management or technology management; the BA in human resource administration; the BA in criminal justice; or the BA in religion.