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Military Science

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Why Choose the Military Science Minor?

The Military Science curriculum and faculty are completely focused on the students and their development as world-class leaders. By completing the curriculum, students may qualify to become Army Officers and lead in one of America's most respected professions. Military Science academic programs are open to all students, without any obligation for military service. The program helps students acquire leadership and management skills that make them a sought-after commodity in the civilian job market. Emphasis is placed on strengthening values and ethical leadership. Students develop their mental, physical, and emotional capabilities. They also develop their conceptual and interpersonal skills. Finally, they learn how to communicate effectively; make good decisions; motivate others; plan, execute, and assess operations; develop and build teams; and improve themselves and the organizations they lead. It is the most comprehensive leadership development program in the nation.

Admission Requirements

The Military Science minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major. There is no military obligation.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University. An average GPA of 2.5 or higher must be achieved for the courses to count toward the minor. The minor requires 20 credit hours of Military Science and 3 credit hours of Military History.

More Information

For more information about the Military Science Minor or ROTC, contact:

www.ferris.edu/ROTC

Ferris State University
Military Science Department (ROTC)
1349 Cramer Circle, BIS 621 and 627
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-5319 or 231-591-5321
Email:

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Standard Prerequisites (0-10 Credits)

All or some of the standard prerequisites may be waived with permission of the Primary Military Science Instructor for the following circumstances: Current Military, Military Veteran, or Leadership Training Course
Leadership - Personal Develop
2
Intro to Tactical Leadership
2
Innovative Team Leadership
3
Foundation Tactical Leadership
3

Required Courses

Adaptive Team Leadership
4
Ldrshp in Changing Environment
4
Developing Adaptive Leaders
4
Leadership in a Complex World
4
US and the Vietnam War
3
or
American Military History
3
Minimum semester credit hours required for Military Science minor:
19