The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs teaches three primary courses for veteran and service members attending the University of Connecticut on the Storrs campus. These courses have been developed to provide clear guidance, through the structure of academic rigor, to veterans and members of the military. Content ranges from basic ‘soldier to student’ support in the First Year Experience (FYE) course to leadership and policy assessment in the UNIV courses. We encourage all veterans and members of the military to take one of the courses offered.
First Year Experience (FYE 1800; Fall semester only; 1 credit): This course, open to freshmen and sophomores, provides guidance to newer students at the university through academic planning, military transition assistance, as well as networking students with the greater university campus. Offered as a one credit class meeting only once a week for 50 minutes, this course provides a great foundation for veterans and service members unfamiliar with the university or interested in learning more.
American Military History (FYE 1820; Spring semester only; 1 credit): This introductory course on American Military History seeks to engage first and second year students in an exploration of the fundamentals of United States’ use of force from the Revolutionary War to the Present. Students will gain valuable insight into the history of decision making in the United States use of force, a conceptual understanding of policy doctrine, hands-on engagement with a chosen research topic that goes well beyond the routine dates and major events, and transferable college-level research skills.