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Military Student


At the University of Mount Olive, we recognize the unique nature of the military lifestyle. That’s why we are committed to fostering an academic environment that facilitates the easy transfer of course credits, provides flexible residency requirements, and credits learning from appropriate military training and experience for military students across North Carolina.

The University of Mount Olive at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base offers degree programs for military students, dependents, and civilians in a variety of accelerated day and night classes for degree programs including bachelor degree options in Accounting, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Computer Information Systems, and an associate degree in General Studies.

Not stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base?  Military personnel will find our convenient programs and locations very accommodating to their busy lifestyles and work schedules. See our adult and online classes page for additional information.

All military students are required to meet the University of Mount Olive 25% residency requirements for degree completion:

  • Associates Degree – At least 18 semester hours in residence
  • Baccalaureate Degree – At least 32 semester hours in residence with at least 18 semester hours in the major at the 300-400 level


The University of Mount Olive is designated as a Military Friendly School, honoring the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Are you a veteran? Please visit UMO’s Veteran’s Affairs page for more information on veteran educational benefits at the University of Mount Olive.


UMO recognizes that learning takes place in settings other than the traditional classroom.  Such experiences may be evaluated for possible academic credit called Experiential Learning Credit (ELC).  Any credit awarded for experiential learning will apply to general electives, related studies, general education requirements, or the major provided the student can demonstrate the achievement of stated course learning outcomes.

Military Deployment and Relocation

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.