The Military Science Minor enhances students’ individual leadership skills and prepares them for future leadership opportunities across a broad range of disciplines. This minor can be complete by all students at the University, whther they choose to serve in the military or not. Outcomes and objectives of the Minor Program center around Leadership, the Army Profession, Professional Competence, Adaptability, Teamwork, Lifelong Learning, and Comprehensive Fitness.
For the students that take four years of Military Science, the minor codifies the coursework they are already completing. For the student that does not desire to serve in the Army, the minor is flexible enough to allow students to choose interdisciplinary coursework while still achieving the minor’s outcomes and objectives. This path allows the student to pursue a diverse program that incorporates military history, ethics, public administration, and the use of the military as an instrument of national power. While the Military Science classes are taught through a military lens, the components of adaptability, teamwork, comprehensive fitness, leadership, and critical thinking are interdisciplinary and applicable regardless of a student’s chosen future career path.
All students that graduate the four-year ROTC program will receive commissions into the United States Army as second lieutenants. Clearly the program benefits these students through their military career. Students that choose to take the minor but not the commission into the Army not only learn similar skills, but codify for future employers their acadmic endeavors that relate to a plethora of state and federal agencies.