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Military Science Minor

Taught on base for military personnel only

Lieutenant Colonel Casey Geist, Professor of Military Science

Major Mark Montgomery, Chair/Assistant Professor of Military Science

 

Military Science offers basic and advanced courses, participation in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and/or a commission in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserves. Participation in the commissioning portion of the ROTC program is not required for enrollment in military science courses.

Military Science offers both four-year and two-year ROTC program options. The ROTC four-year program includes at least 20 hours of course work, begins in the freshman year, and is divided into basic and advanced courses. A two-year ROTC program is available for students who decide to join ROTC after the first semester of the freshman year. The two-year program requires attendance at summer Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, between the sophomore and junior years, and completion of 12 hours to include MIL 301, 302, 401, 402. Participants in the commissioning portion of the ROTC program must also complete an approved military history equivalent.

Students in the ROTC programs may elect to compete for two, three, and four-year U.S. Army scholarships. All MIL courses include a weekly Leadership Lab and physical training, plus one three- or four-day field training exercise per semester for junior and senior scholarship students. The Leadership Labs offer hands-on application of course topics, and cadets advance in these labs from basic team-building activities to responsibility for planning and executing exercises to supervisory roles as they progress from course to course.

Taught on base for military personnel only.

Degree Requirements

Military Science Courses

MIL 101Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking

2

MIL 102Introduction to the Profession of Arms

2

MIL 201Leadership and Decision Making

2

MIL 202Army Doctrine and Team Development

2

MIL 301Training Management and the Warfighting Functions

3

MIL 302Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations

3

MIL 401The Army Officer

3

MIL 402Transition to Lieutenant

3

MIL 451Advanced Theory of Military Leadership I

1

MIL 452Advanced Theory of Military Leadership II

1