Park University introduces military history program

Park University will offer a new degree program — the Bachelor of Science in Military History — to students this fall. The military history degree program will combine Park’s liberal arts foundation with in-depth study of military-related events that have shaped the world in which we live today.The degree focus will examine military history from a cultural, theoretical, historical, economic and scientific perspective. The topics include the history of warfare, philosophy and theory, major wars and battles, science and technology, and the relationship of war and culture. “Park University has endeavored to serve its military students, both active military and veterans, by providing degree programs that fit their goals and needs regardless of the students’ location,” said Debra Sheffer, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator of history. “The military history degree is significant because it offers students a degree many have requested in the past, one that enhances their career path. It is unique from similar degree programs at other institutions, because it maintains Park’s liberal arts foundation and sustains the University’s ongoing partnership with its military students.” Park accepts transfer credits for military and veterans and is ranked highly by several esteemed military education publications, including Military Advanced Education, Military Times and G.I. Jobs. PARK TO PARTICIPATE IN GEM PROGRAM Park University has also been accepted to participate in the U.S. Air Force Global Education Mobile Program. The GEM Program is designed to assist Air Force active duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel in completing the 15 credit hour general education requirement toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. The GEM Program provides a roadmap for service members in regulating the quality of schools available, and provides assurance that the coursework completed has relevancy with other institutions should they pursue a four-year degree. The program coincides with Park’s mission to provide convenient access to a quality higher education experience by offering online options. “The largest potential benefit for Park is increased exposure to the Air Force community,” said Sean Moriarty, director of military and federal programs. Airmen interested in pursuing a CCAF degree will be guided to the Air Force Virtual Education Center website. For questions about the GEM Program, contact Moriarty at or (816) 584-6771.