Is it possible to get accepted to an engineering program or a navy nuke program without a college degree?

I have been recently looking over various programs in the military and have been interested in some of the engineering positions. I have a quantitative background. If you want to get a better idea of my background and my somewhat precarious position, feel free to read the link.;_ylt=AmUhTPjPtTmJvQxGTjvbxQ3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110913182301AA8iZCd If you didn’t read the link which describes my situation/skills in more detail, I have a math major in college with an econ minor. I am currently in complex numerical analysis and only have to take Real Analysis to finish the math requirements (but it does not finish my degree due to gen. ed’s). I already have a 103 credit hours but am in a position that I might have to drop out of college. According to, some of the nuclear school positions and engineering/technical positions do not require a four year degree but what are the chances of getting any of those positions without it. I checked out some of the videos and backgrounds of the officers and it seemed as if they all got there degrees either before joining or graduated a ROTC/service academy/nupoc program. I know I have to take the ASVAB and will prep for that but would it be possible to really get accepted into any of those programs without a degree? Is it possible to get the military to finance your last 2 semesters of your undergraduate degree or is that generally reserved for high school students and college freshman? I understand you learn most of the material from the navy but it seemed to me (I could be completely wrong) that all the officers had degrees before the navy was a full time job versus being in an ROTC program. This is all predicated on attaining a high enough AVSAB score, I fully realize that. P.S. I am not encapsulating this to the navy, I am open to all branches.

Asked By: - 9/13/2011
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Yes, take a look at the Navy Ocs Nupoc College Programs at the following link and if interested contact a Navy OPO(officer programs officer) sooner rather than later... More
Answered By: Tom - 9/13/2011
Additional Answers (5)
Answered By: Gun Highway - 9/13/2011
Most nukes don't have any experience in engineering whatsoever. They're just generally intelligent to score high enough to qualify for their positions.
Answered By: Master Of None - 9/13/2011
Not likely.
Answered By: 75th Ranger - 9/13/2011
Engineers and Nukes are not officers. There is no degree required. For Nuke school you go to a Navy electronics school and then to Nuke school. They are very intelligent enlisted sailors.
Answered By: J D - 9/13/2011
if you enlist no degree is necessary. if you want to be an officer or one of the Instructor positions at Nuke school, you need the degree.
Answered By: Mrsjvb - 9/14/2011
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