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Nearly 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich

Norwich University Awards Academic Credit for EOD and Navy Diver Training

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University announced a new collaboration with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) on January 11, 2019, to support U.S. Navy Sailors completing Explosive Ordnance Disposal and U.S. Navy Diver (EOD/ND) training. This memorandum of agreement supports sailors’ academic careers with the Norwich model by maximizing transfer credits when enrolling in a Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) online bachelor’s degree program.

The agreement will guide the application, evaluation, and enrollment process for sailors in the EOD and ND communities enrolling into the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis (SSDA) bachelor’s degree completion program. The Norwich model works closely with military training organizations to carefully evaluate education, training and Navy ratings to reduce the total time and cost for servicemembers to complete their degree program by maximizing credit transfers. Students may receive college credit for course requirements when prior military service training meet degree requirements.

“I am proud to continue our 200-year legacy of service to the Republic by supporting sailors’ education with this agreement,” Norwich University Vice President and CGCS Dean William Clements said. “The greatest goal of this collaboration is to provide a successful education pathway for current and former military personnel.”

Learn more about the memorandum of agreement with NECC and Norwich’s online SSDA program.

About the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

NECC’s mission statement is organize, man, train, equip, and sustain Navy Expeditionary Combat Forces to execute combat, combat support, and combat service support missions across the full spectrum of naval, joint, and combined operations which enable access from the sea and freedom of action throughout the sea-to-shore and inland operating environments. 

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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