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Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM) Program Partnership

University of the Incarnate Word is proud to announce that we are part of the General Education Mobile (GEM) Program. The GEM program is an initiative between Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and regionally accredited civilian academic institutions to provide Airmen CCAF acceptable general education courses.

Air Force General Education Mobile Logo Eligibility

The GEM program is directed to active-duty members in the United States Air Force.

Application Steps

  1. Eligible Air Force students will need to submit an application by clicking on GEM Application. The Apply button on the website header above is designed for UIW SPS degree seeking students only.
    Once the admissions team receives the application, the airman will receive an email confirming the interest in the GEM program and requesting a letter of good standing.
  2. A letter of good standing from the CCAF is required.
    Once your base education office advisor fills out the letter of good standing, you will provide a copy to the admission team at eapadmission@uiwtx.edu.
    CCAF students: This letter will need to be accomplished for every AF tuition assistance (TA) registration (if required by the school).
    ANG members and others using VA Benefits: This letter can be sent to the students VA representative so the VA will pay for the course(s). You can find the template in the Appendix F of the CCAF handbook.

Enrollment

Once your admission is confirmed and completed, you will receive a pin from your Academic Advisor to access the registration portal. Please follow instructions on the SPS Registration page to register. Log into Cardinal Apps and click on BannerWeb. 

If you receive an error when trying to register for classes in BannerWeb, you may need to clear your browser cache.

Please ensure you received an email with your alternate pin from your Academic Advisor. If not, email your advisor, Mr. Robert Barclay, at barclay@uiwtx.edu 

Choose from our approved general education courses found below.

CCAF General Education RequirementsUIW Courses
Written Communications ENGL 1311 Composition I (3 SH)
ENGL 1312 Composition II (3 SH)
Mathematics MATH 1304 College Algebra (3 SH)
MATH 2303 Intro/Probability & Statistics (3 SH)
Social Sciences ECN 2301 Macroeconomics (3 SH)
ECN 2302 Microeconomics (3 SH)
GEOL 1415 Astronomy (4 SH)
GOVT 1315 American Politics (3 SH)
HIST 1311 World History I (3 SH)
HIST 1312 World History II (3 SH)
HIST 1321 The United States to 1865 (3 SH)
HIST 1322 US Since 1865 (3 SH)
PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology (3 SH)
SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology (3 SH)
Humanities ENGL 2310 World Literature (3 SH)
MUSI 1320 Music Appreciation (3 SH)
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy (3 SH)
RELS 1325 The Religious Quest (3 SH)
SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish I (3 SH)
SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish II (3 SH)
Oral Communications COMM 1311 Public Speaking (3 SH)

Online Academic Support

Tuition/Fee Schedule

University of the Incarnate Word offers tuition at cap for active duty students with no out-of-pocket expenses or fees.
Learn more about tuition

Course Schedule

Review our annual course schedule

Course/Term Length

The School of Professional Studies offers 6 terms per year and classes run for 8 weeks. Review our term dates