Minor in Military Science
The Army ROTC program in the Department of Military Science offers an academically challenging and practical curriculum that can be completed in eight semesters or in a compressed program of either four or six semesters. The military science curriculum supplements the university’s baccalaureate or postgraduate studies. The Army is prepared to award a commission to any deserving student based on both Army ROTC and academic achievement upon graduation.
The scope of the military science curriculum is oriented toward developing the best all-around student who demonstrates leadership and managerial skill, reacts well under pressure, and understands general military subjects. Student cadets attend classroom conferences and a leadership laboratory program.
The overall objective of the Army ROTC program is to develop in the student cadet (through both classroom theory and practical application) the necessary traits, knowledge, proficiency, and experience needed to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. The candidate’s course of study includes a broad educational base, including academic subjects of particular value in both civilian and military pursuits. Student cadets develop expertise in the following subject areas:
- General knowledge of the historical development of the United States Army and its role in support of national objectives
- Working knowledge of general organizational structure and how the various components of an organization operate as a team in the fulfillment of overall objectives
- Strong understanding of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility
- Knowledge of the human relationships involved in an organization and an understanding of the responsibilities of military service assignments
- The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Sufficient knowledge of military life to ensure a smooth transition from the civilian environment
The curriculum prepares the student for military service.