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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces Bachelor of Arts Degree in Military Studies


SAN DIEGO, Sept 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has introduced a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Military Studies. This program was designed for military service members who are looking for advancement in all branches of the military as well as for students who are interested in a strong liberal arts degree with a military focus.

The creation of the BA in Military Studies program was driven by Ashford's commitment to military students. Military Studies focuses on the study of the military in war and peace, and includes a broad range of interdisciplinary courses that will prepare all students with an excellent foundation in the liberal arts. Ashford has developed coursework that is intriguing and provides students with the strong research, analysis and critical thinking skills that will serve them throughout their careers. In addition, Ashford is among a select number of institutions dedicated to providing military studies as an accessible, baccalaureate program to those in military service, making the degree an ideal option for deployed troops.

"We are pleased to offer a broad yet comprehensive range of courses in our new Military Studies degree program," said Dr. Curt Lowe, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "This degree engages students on many levels and includes military history, leadership studies, literature in the context of war, and the anthropology of war. Students will find this program challenging and rewarding."

The Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies will provide opportunities for military service members to obtain higher education that will not only be accessible and affordable, but also relevant to their career goals. This program is a natural entry point for students interested in earning a degree for promotion and advancement.

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies does not lead to licensure or certification of any kind. Students completing this degree may pursue advancement in their careers, but they will not be graduated as officers in the United States Armed Forces. This program does not substitute for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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