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Military Science courses are designed to afford the student an opportunity to become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. These courses provide leadership training and military-skills training required of an Army officer. Army ROTC is open to all students in all academic majors leading to a bachelor's degree. Graduate students can also participate in ROTC; however, it’s highly recommended that graduate student prospects speak with the Military Science Department prior to starting graduate school to ensure academic alignment with ROTC. Specific courses and requirements are listed under the departmental section for Military Science.

The Military Studies minor is intended for students with an interest in the military as a social institution and in its policies and problems, not solely as reflected in formal military, air, or naval-science instruction, but particularly as illuminated by the social sciences and humanities.

Students are required to complete a core course and to elect fifteen (15) hours from among the optional courses. Not more than twelve (12) hours of the optional courses can be selected from a single department; nor can a student elect courses from both Military Science and Aerospace Studies.

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
HIST 3313American Military History3
Select five courses of the following: 115
Military Science III 2
Military Science III 2
Military Science IV 2
Military Science IV 2
Air Force Mgmt & Leadership I
Air Force Mgmt & Leadership II
Preparation for Active Duty I
Preparation for Active Duty II
Civil War/Reconstruction Era
United States Since 1941 3
American Foreign Rel to 1914 3
American Foreign Rel Snc 1914 3
19th Century American West 3
20th Century Europe, 1900-Pres 3
Modern Germany since 1866 3
Political Geography 3
Foreign Policy of the U.S. 3
No more than one course from the following:
Intro-Computational Thinking
Intro to Computer Science
Intro-Computers & Software
Intro to Business Applic Prog
Management Information Systems
Computer Syst for Hlth Profess
Total Hours18

No more than four courses from a single department.


Recommended courses.


With department approval.