Military Science Minor

The Military Science Studies minor is comprised of the classroom lecture portion of the program for all Army ROTC cadets. Each student who commissions* will automatically meet the requirements to receive the Military Science Studies minor. The course work required to commission is the course work required to receive the minor.    

Students learn about military heritage, the development of technology, military ethics, drill and ceremony, communication, human relations, and leadership theory and techniques. These specialized topics prepare students for service in the Army and for future careers in government, management and administration, intelligence, international relations, public policy and the private sector. Students learn through instructor presentations, group discussions, team projects and hands-on leadership exercises.   

*Any student may sign up for Military Science courses and complete the minor.    

Note:  To commission, students must earn the opportunity to contract with Army ROTC. Including, meeting all academic requirements, meeting all physical fitness requirements, passing the Department of Defense Medical physical examination requirements, passing ARMY height and weight requirements and providing proof of a Department of Defense approved COVID-19 vaccination.  

Minor Requirements (19 Hours)

All students minoring in military science must complete designated required courses and professional military education courses. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all minor courses.

Course Title Credits
ARMY 101Introduction to Army Fundamental Tactics1
ARMY 101L Lab in Military Science I1
ARMY 102Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership1
ARMY 102LLab in Military Science II1
ARMY 201Leadership and Decision Making2
ARMY 201LLab in Military Science III1
ARMY 202Army Doctrine and Team Development2
ARMY 202L Lab in Military Science IV1
Or approval by the Military Science instructor for waiving courses due to prior military experience
Required Courses
ARMY 301Training Management and War Fighting Function3
ARMY 301L Lab in Military Science V1
ARMY 302Adaptive Leadership and Tactical Operations3
ARMY 302LLab in Military Science VI1
ARMY 401The Army Officer and the Profession of Arms I3
ARMY 401LLab in Military Science VII1
ARMY 402The Army Officer and the Profession of Arms II3
Professional Military Education (Military History Course)
Select one of the following:
American Military Experience
American Military Experience
American Military Experience
The following courses are strongly encouraged as options to satisfy the Carolina Core:
GEOG 105The Digital Earth (may satisfy ARP)3
GEOG 201Landform Geography (may satisfy SCI)4
GEOG 202Weather and Climate (may satisfy SCI)4
Total Credit Hours36

Note:  ARMY 399 and ARMY 499 may be used as substitutions in the minor as approved by the Military Science department.