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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.
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.
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.