UNCG is Military-Friendly: Top 5 Majors for Military-Affiliated Students

Posted on August 18, 2023

Minerva statue on UNCG campus with Military Friendly logos

UNC Greensboro is among the Top 10 “Military Friendly” institutions across the country, and now it’s one of the top 10 “Military Spouse Friendly” schools.

UNCG is now a Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly institution.
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“Being recognized with a top 10 designation is something the entire university community contributes to by providing outstanding service to our students. The recognition for serving military spouses is also special as we work to serve our entire military-affiliated population, not just veterans,” says Chris Gregory, director of UNCG’s Military-Affiliated Services office

Military-affiliated students continue to find a welcome home at UNCG. All active duty (including National Guard and reservists and veterans can apply to UNCG without no application fees. Activity-duty, veterans and anyone who uses military educational benefits also get priority registration for classes. In addition, the Military-Affiliated Services office also provides a variety of resources.

“The Military Friendly School designation is something we take pride in and work hard to achieve, because it means we’re supporting our military students,” says Gregory. “UNCG values the contributions of our veterans and military-affiliated students, and we strive to provide them with the best possible on-campus experience.”

With more than 175 undergraduate areas of student and over 250 master’s and doctoral programs -UNCG has plenty to offer, but military-affiliated students often find themselves choosing these five majors:


The bachelor of science in business administration at the Bryan School of Business and Economics complements military experience by building a foundation of business knowledge that applies to organizations of any size and scope. Students can choose from three concentrations – management, business studies, or human resources.


Biology is one of the most popular – and most versatile majors – at UNCG. The bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences allow students to enter a multitude of career fields from research to medical. Both degrees give students a unique opportunity to participate in undergraduate field and laboratory research with award-winning faculty.


Many military-affiliated students have an interest in joining the medical profession and UNCG’s School of Nursing offers several options that fit their specific needs. Students can earn a traditional bachelor of science in nursing as either a first or second bachelor’s degree.

The Veterans Access Program (VAP) allows military veterans, active reservists and active-duty military access and specialized support to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Individualized plans allow some veteran students who have medical military specialties the ability to accelerate through the program.


Military-affiliated students may opt to enter the healthcare field through kinesiology. UNCG’s bachelor of science in kinesiology in the School of Health and Human Sciences prepares students for careers in preventative and rehabilitative exercise and fitness. It also encompasses many other fields of science including biology, chemistry, physics, health, nutrition, and pharmacology.


A bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in psychology prepares students for the working world and graduate training in most major branches of psychology. Students also get access to robust research training, with close supervision and experience working in research laboratories and internships in community placements.


Library and Information Science
Business Administration
Doctorate of Nursing Practice 
Community Heath Education
Joint Master’s of Social Work

Story by Avery Craine Powell, University Communications
Photography by David Lee Row, University Communications

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