Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM) Program
The GEM Program
Boise State University is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to offer online general education courses for Airmen and Guardians who are working to complete their CCAF Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.
Through GEM, you can earn 15 of the general education credits you need to complete your CCAF associate’s degree, and if you decide to keep pursuing your education beyond your associate’s, those credits will also count toward a bachelor’s degree at Boise State. Our courses are offered in both 7 and 15-week formats for maximum flexibility.
Complete your CCAF degree with a combination of college-level testing and Boise State classes! To find what degree requirements you have yet to satisfy, consult your installation’s Education Center counselors or find your information in AFVEC.
Explore this chart for the different ways you can complete those requirements!
|CCAF Category||Boise State Course||Course Title||Foundations Designation||CLEP/DSST Exam|
|Written & Oral Communication: 6 credits||COMM 101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||FC|
|ENGL 101||Writing & Rhetoric I||FW1||College Composition CLEP|
|ENGL 101P||Intro to College Writing Plus||FW1|
|ENGL 102||Writing & Rhetoric II||FW2|
|Mathematics: 3 credits||MATH 123||Math in Modern Society||FM||College Mathematics CLEP, Math for Liberal Arts DSST|
|MATH 133||Elementary Models with Functions||FM|
|MATH 153||Statistical Reasoning||FM|
|MATH 254||Introduction to Statistics||FM||Principles of Statistics DSST|
|Social Science: 3 credits||ANTH 102||Cultural Anthropology||FS|
|ANTH 216||Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion||FS|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||FS||Principles of Macroeconomics CLEP|
|POLS 101||American National Government||FS||American Government CLEP|
|PSYCH 101||Introduction to Psychology||FS||Introductory Psychology CLEP|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||FS||Introductory Sociology CLEP|
|Humanities: 3 credits||ENGL 175||Literature & Ideas||FH||Analyzing & Interpreting Literature CLEP|
|ART 100||Introduction to Art||FH||Art of the Western World DSST|
|HUM 207||Introduction to Humanities||FH||Humanities CLEP|
|FILM 220||Cinema History & Aesthetics||FA|
|PHIL 101||Introduction to Philosophy||FH||Ethics in America DSST|
|PHIL 103||Introduction to Ethics||FH||Ethics in America DSST|
How to get started
- Apply to Boise State as a degree-seeking, fully-online student. Select your area of study as Online Degree Pathway. Email email@example.com for guidance and application fee waivers.
- Request official transcripts from all previous institutions
- Attend a TA-101 brief at your base Education Center, and review the information on how to use Tuition Assistance at Boise State
- Connect with an online advisor and enroll in courses for the upcoming semester