Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University is proud to serve members of the US Air Force, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, as we have done for more than 60 years. Today, with online course work and degree programs, SNHU offers flexibility and accessibility that help airmen achieve their goals, while they serve their country and during their post-military careers. SNHU’s participation in GEM gives airmen the opportunity to earn the general education credits they need to complete their CCAF degrees. SNHU is here to help you complete your personal mission and finish your education. SNHU offers an online education with traditional on-campus values, all geared toward student success.

  • 24/7/365 access to our virtual online campus
  • Complete course work from anywhere, when it’s convenient for you
  • Supportive faculty and academic advisors, with years of experience in teaching and assisting Air Force members
  • Affordable: Only $225 per credit hour for active-duty undergraduates, as well as activated members of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve

Get a quality education from a traditional, nonprofit university with a 80 year history of graduating successful military professionals.

The flexibility of our online course work and the expertise of our faculty allow you to finish the GEM requirements for your CCAF degree, whether you’re at home station, or deployed overseas. When enrolling in a course, be sure to complete your Tuition Assistance (TA) application within the AFVEC GEM search plan.

Oral Communication

COM-212: Public Speaking
This course is designed to help students develop abilities, including organization and delivery skills, for all speaking situations. The evaluation and improvement of voice, diction, articulation and posture also are studied. May not be used as literature elective.
ENG-120, ENG-121H ENG-200 or ENG-200H

Written Communication

ENG-122: English Composition I
English 122 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to the various forms of academic discourse. This course focuses primarily on the basic elements of college composition and writing as a process in both narrative and analytical forms. Students will investigate the importance and promise of effective written communication in various personal and professional contexts and identify effective strategies through critical analysis of written works as well as their own writing. Finally, this course prepares students for more advanced research analysis by connecting students to important avenues of research.
ENG-123: English Composition II
English 123 focuses students on the importance of research to advancing knowledge for various purposes. This course will build on the foundations of composition and introduce students to the research process and the analysis and evaluation of various sources. Students will investigate the writing process for research as well as appropriate research methods and skills. Additionally, this course offers multiple opportunities to engage in the important tasks of revision and editing and will ask students to incorporate feedback to improve their writing.


MAT-130: Applied Finite Mathematics
This course is designed to prepare students for other courses in the core curriculum and in their majors and to provide a basis for making decisions in life after graduation. Topics include mathematics of finance, probability and counting, descriptive statistics and basic linear regression. (Students who have successfully completed MAT 120 or MAT 150 may not register for MAT 130).

Social Science

POL-210: American Politics
This course offers a broad introduction to the structure and function of the American political system at the national level, including the roles played by the president, Congress, the courts, the bureaucracy, political parties, interest groups and the mass media in the policy- making and electoral processes. This course places special emphasis on how the efforts of the framers of the Constitution to solve what they saw as the political problems of their day continue to shape American national politics in ours.
POL-211: International Relations
This course offers a broad introduction to the study and practice of international relations, including the roles played by states and nations, non-state actors, national interests, power, morality and international law. This course places special emphasis on realism and idealism as alternative approaches to the study and practice of international relations and on their implications for ongoing efforts to construct a peaceful and prosperous global political system in the aftermath of the Cold War. Global marker.
PSY-108: Introduction to Psychology
This course provides students an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students prepare for more advanced concepts in upper-level Psychology courses by learning the basics of how to evaluate research and exploring various areas of specialization within the discipline. Offered every semester.
SOC-112: Introduction to Sociology
This course studies the organization of social behavior and its relationship to society and social conditions. Culture, norm stratification, systems, structure, social institutions and social change are emphasized. Offered every semester.


FAS-201: Introduction to Humanities I
This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses on the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval period and the Renaissance while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of FAS-202.
FAS-202: Introduction to Humanities II
This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses on the cultural periods of the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Early Modernism while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of FAS-201.
LIT-201: World Lit I: Foundations of Culture
This course explores both early European (classical and medieval) cultures as well as the great non-European cultures of Asia, Africa and the Americas. The material covered will vary, but readings will focus on a major theme such as the hero, the role of women, ethical values, views of nature or focus on an important common genre, such as epic or lyric poetry. Not available every semester. Global marker.
ENG-120 or ENG-120H
PHL-210: Introduction to Philosophy
This course provides a general introduction to the big questions of philosophy, including questions of existence, knowledge, freedom and meaning. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to great thinkers and theories while engaging them in the exploration of the same beginning questions applied to contemporary issues. Offered every semester.

Our GEM classes represent only a small fraction of our offerings for military students. We also have more that 70 online degree programs that will serve you well in the USAF, or a civilian career. Following your CCAF graduation, you can transfer up to 90 credits into a bachelor’s degree program at SNHU.

Tuition for GEM students at SNHU is designed so that enrollees can take full advantage of the tuition assistance offered by the USAF, with minimal out-of-pocket expenses.

  • $225 per credit hour for active-duty undergraduates and activated members of the ANG and Air Force Reserve.
  • SNHU ranks in the Top 15% of Military Friendly schools, as evaluated by G.I. Jobs magazine.

For more information, please fill out the designated form. An admission counselor will be able to address any questions or concerns you may have. The staff at SNHU are ready to assist you in completing your educational goals.

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