Ferris Course Catalog

Program home page
Download PDF
Locate a Course
Find a Degree
Learn about a Program
Follow a Career Path

Military Science MSCI

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Standard Prerequisites* 0 - 10
MSCI 111 Leadership - Personal Develop 2
MSCI 112 Intro to Tactical Leadership 2
MSCI 211 Innovative Team Leadership 3
MSCI 212 Foundation Tactical Leadership 3
*However, 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
Required Courses
MSCI 311 Adaptive Team Leadership 4
MSCI 312 Ldrshp in Changing Environment 4
MSCI 411 Developing Adaptive Leaders 4
MSCI 412 Leadership in a Complex World 4
Choose one:
HIST 320 US and the Vietnam War 3
HIST 385 American Military History 3
Minimum semester credit hours required for Military Science minor: 19

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:


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: rotc@ferris.edu

Ferris State University Catalog
Ferris Course Catalog
Learn about a Program Find a Degree Locate a Course
FSU Home Catalog Home Admissions Search