2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Military Science

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Military Science, Minor Program Checksheet


  • Minor Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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.

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

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
Intro to Tactical Leadership
Innovative Team Leadership
Foundation Tactical Leadership

Required Courses

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