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ASU offering new program: narrowing military-civilian gap

TEMPE – Arizona State University is now offering an 18-credit certificate program, called “Veterans, Society and Service” that focuses on educating students about American veterans. The program is designated to start in the upcoming Fall semester.

The program is dedicated to study veterans, military culture and how it relates to society.

“It should also be a nice mix of veterans and civilians so they get an idea of the ethos of the people who want to serve our country,” Nancy Dallett, associate director of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement said.

The new program will be under ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with 13 faculty members, nine departments, and five community partnerships. The program structure includes four required courses, electives and an internship or capstone project.

Program organizers are also hoping for veterans to share their experiences.

“We want as many veterans in our classes to enable them to be teachers while they are students,” Dallett said.

The certificate program will have a combination of many disciplines that include: history, literature, law, ethics, politics, psychology, sociology, and arts. The goal for the program is to provide students skills to prepare them for careers in public policy, veteran affairs, STEM education and even journalism.

Information provided by ASU Media Relations