Military Science


Why Choose the Military Science Minor?

The Military Science curriculum and faculty are completely focused on the students and their development as world-class leaders. By completing the 18 hours of course work, students may qualify to become Army Officers and lead in one of America’s most respected professions. Military Science academic programs are open to all students, without any obligation for military service.

The program helps students acquire leadership and management skills that make them a sought-after commodity in the civilian job market. Emphasis is placed on strengthening values and ethical leadership. Students develop their mental, physical, and emotional capabilities. They also develop their conceptual and interpersonal skills. Finally, they learn how to communicate effectively; make good decisions; motivate others; plan, execute, and assess operations; develop and build teams; and improve themselves and the organizations they lead. It is the most comprehensive leadership development program in the nation.

The scope of the military science curriculum is oriented toward developing the best all-around student who demonstrates leadership and managerial skills, performs well under pressure, and understands general military subjects. Students attend classroom seminars and a weekly leadership laboratory program.


Curriculum Title Couse Number Credits Hours
CRN 31116 Freshman Basic Leadership Course 1101/1102 1 *
CRN 21510 Sophomore Leadership and Teamwork 2201/2202 2 *
CRN 21971 Junior Leadership Ethics 3301/3302 3 **
CRN 22073 Senior Officership 4401/4402 3 **

*There is no service obligation for students taking freshman and sophomore Military Science courses.
** Prerequisite required.


ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)

Army ROTC is centered on leadership development, in both the classroom and field environment. The objectives of the ROTC program are to attract, motivate, and prepare selected students with high potential to serve as commissioned officers in the active Army, or the U.S. Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard. All cadets will benefit from a greater understanding of their country and its military, and all will gain the confidence that comes with practical, demonstrated leadership ability. Learn more.

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