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U.S. Department of State Naval Support Unit Seabee Program

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 24 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered traditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Security Management


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the Naval Support Unit Seabee Program through the U.S. Department of State and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the Naval Support Unit Seabee Program through the U.S. Department of State after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their U.S. Department of State Naval Support Unit Seabee Program certificate for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their Naval Support Unit Seabee Program certificate of completion from the U.S. Department of State along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

U.S. Department
of State
Effective DatesAPUS Transfer Credit
Support Unit
SCMT101 - Introduction to Security Management3 SH
SCMT302 - Protecting U.S. Government Facilities3 SH
SCMT397 - Physical Security3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA General Studies - National and Local Security area
  • BA Security Management - General concentration
  • BA Security Management - Government Security
3 SH
Elective Credit12 SH
*Omnibus credit is transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major/Concentration requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course. Students for whom this credit does not directly apply may have the same number of semester hours applied as Elective credit depending on their specific program requirements.

Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.