Military Science Minor

A minor in Military Science provides students with the basic understanding of foundational principles and theories of international relations, national security theories and strategies, and national security policies. Students will also develop a sophisticated understanding of the political and legal structure of decision-making and the foreign policy decision-making processes, with emphasis on the international system of states, the structure and processes of international cooperation, and the interpretations of the moral and legal conventions surrounding warfare.

Required of those students pursuing Reserve Officer Training Corps which helps pay for college, results in a post graduate career of being an officer in the U.S. Military.

Useful for individuals interested in leadership training that is grounded in military customs and traditions.

Individuals interested in military history and the contemporary issues surrounding war and national security may be interested in this minor in preparation for graduate school.

Example Courses

  • MS 1101: Leadership I
    Military Science
    Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. MSL101 introduces Cadets to the Army and the Profession of Arms. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. The overall focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining a big picture understanding of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader. Lecture/Laboratory
  • MS 2312: Military Organization/Tactics I
    Military Science
    Adds depth to the cadets understanding of the Adaptability Army Learning Area. The outcomes are demonstrated through critical and creative thinking and the ability to apply Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) to apply innovative solutions to problems. The Army Profession is also stressed through leadership forums and a leadership self-assessment. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on, performance-oriented environment during Leadership Lab, team building exercises, and Field Training Exercises.
  • MS 4903: Advanced Officership I
    Military Science
    This course is a special problems course on professional military related topics. The course will emphasize personal and professional goals for officers and related tactics involved in military history. Prerequisites: MS 3503 or MS 4703 and approval of the Professor of Military Science.
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