Military Science Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Although not required for completion of the basic course or the advanced course, the department does offer both a major and a minor in Military Science with permission only. The major in Military Science is designed to give the student interested in a military career a broad background in various academic areas.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required;
  • many of the listed courses require prerequisites, check the course description;
  • many courses must be repeated;
  • the major will require more than 12 terms (or four years) to complete at an average of 15 credits per term.
Required Courses
CMST 200INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION4
CMST 438TOPICS INLEADERSHIP AND STRATGIC COMMUNICATION5
CMST 440GLOBAL COMMUNICATION5
CSBS 310FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY5
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
HIST 350WAR AND SOCIETY5
TCOM 205INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION5
MLSC 101BASIC MILITARY SKILLS I1
MLSC 102BASIC MILITARY SKILLS II1
MLSC 103BASIC MILITARY SKILLS III1
MLSC 104BASIC MILITARY SKILLS LAB (must be repeated)3
MLSC 201BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING I2
MLSC 202BASIC MILITARY TEAMBUILDING II2
MLSC 203BASIC MILITARY TEAM III2
MLSC 204BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING LAB (must be repeated)3
MLSC 301MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I2
MLSC 302MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS II2
MLSC 303MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS I2
MLSC 304MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS LAB (must be repeated)6
MLSC 307LEADERSHIP DEVELOMENT AND ASSESSMENT8
MLSC 401MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP I2
MLSC 402MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP II2
MLSC 403MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP III2
MLSC 404MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS IV LAB (must be repeated)6
MLSC 490MILITARY LEADERSHIP SENIOR CAPSTONE (MLSC 490 (5) for Cadets not currently in Guard or Reserve units or MLSC 495 (6) requires 2 credit per quarter for three quarters (for Cadets that are currently members of Guard or Reserves). With advisor approval, MLSC 495 may substitute for the required capstone.)5-6
or MLSC 495 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
POLI 204INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS5
POLI 323U.S. FOREIGN POLICY5
Students must complete one of the seven following concentrations, minors or certificate.20
The Application of Leadership
COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Choose one of the following.
NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND STRATEGIES
STRESS AND COPING
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Cultural Awareness for Military Leaders
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY AND CULTURE
TRIBES, BANDS AND CHIEFDOMS
HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
U.S. Government and Policy
PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
Choose two of the following
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
THE U.S. PRESIDENCY
U.S. CONGRESS
Choose one of the following
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Modern US Military History
HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORIEGN RELATIONS FROM 1898
Two of the following
HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I
HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF EUROPE, 1914 TO THE PRESENT
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Certificate In Geographic Information Systems
GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS I
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III (replaces MLSC 495 (6))
GIS PORTFOLIO
One of the following
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA
GEOGRAPHY OF MONSOON ASIA
GEOGRAPHY OF THE PACIFIC RIM
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
One of the following
GIS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
DESKTOP MAPPING
DIRECTED STUDY
Health Services Management Minor
HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION
HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE
Journalism Minor
PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM
NEWS WRITING
Choose two of the following.
ADVANCED NEWS WRITING
and REPORTING
PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
and INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
Total Credits116-117

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • know and apply basic individual and unit military skills and leadership while functioning in a tactical environment as a member of a squad or platoon;
  • know and apply time management skills and troop leading procedures to develop and articulate a complete five paragraph Operations Order;
  • know and apply a basic understanding of Army operations, training management, safety, risk management, counseling and communications as a member of the Cadet Battalion Chain-of-Command;
  • critically analyze the current Operational Environment in which our Armed Forces are deployed to better prepare to serve as a Platoon Leader.