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Minor in Military Science

Minor (24 hours)

In conjunction with the Army ROTC program, the Military Science minor offers students an opportunity to obtain a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. Students coming from a Junior ROTC program, or who are a member of the Indiana National Guard or US Army Reserve may choose to pursue the military science minor, but the program is also available to students without prior military service.

Introduction Basic (6 hours)

Students with prior military service should submit their DD-214 to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation. If credit is awarded, up to six hours general electives will apply toward the military science minor's six hour introduction requirement.

  • MS 101 - Fundamental Military Concepts, Credit 1
  • MS 102 - Basic Leadership, Credit 1
  • MS 201 - Advanced Leadership and Management, Credits 2
  • MS 202 - Leadership, Tactics and Officership, Credits 2

Required Core (12 hours)

  • MS 301 - Small Unit Leadership, Credits 3
  • MS 302 - Small Unit Operations, Credits 3
  • MS 401 - Leadership, Management and Ethics, Credits 3
  • MS 402 - Transition to Lieutenant, Credits 3

Electives (6 hours)

Choose One Course (3 hours)

  • MS 241 - U.S. Military History I (1740-1900), Credits 3
  • MS 242 - U.S. Military History II (1900-Present), Credits 3
  • HIST 303 - The American Revolution (1740-1787), Credits 3
  • HIST 305 - Civil War America (1848-1877), Credits 3
  • HIST 307 - The United States in Depression and World War (1914-1945), Credits 3
  • HIST 348 - Europe (1648 through Napoleon), Credits 3

Choose One Course (3 hours)

  • POLS 100-200 level elective
  • POLS 271 - International Politics, Credits 3
  • POLS 305 - State and Local Government, Credits 3
  • POLS 361 - Intergovernmental Relations in the United States, Credits 3
  • POLS 371 - The United Nations, Credits 3
    (or other course approved by military science advisor)

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