About the Military Science Department

School of Social & Cultural Studies: Military Science Department

The Military Science Department at Truman provides a challenging academic environment that develops confident, competent, and adaptive leaders. All Truman academic majors can pursue a minor in military science and participate in U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), an educational program that develops self-discipline, leadership, management, and other qualities essential to success in life.

As part of our active learning community, all of our students are encouraged to make connections across a wide range of endeavors — one of the hallmarks of a Truman education — and our rigorous Military Science program provides tools, training, and experiences that can help students succeed in any competitive environment.

Successful completion of ROTC and the earning of a bachelor’s (or master’s) degree can lead to an officer’s commission in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard.

Military Science Academic Programs

Each of our military science programs provides students with leadership, management, and adventure experiences.

  • Four-Year Progression Programs
  • Lateral Entry Programs
  • Nursing Program
  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
  • Veterans Program
  • Junior ROTC Graduates

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The Fundamentals of Map ReadingThe Fundamentals of Map Reading

September 21, 2017

During MS 100 lab, MAJ Marie Burden and SFC Brad Watson instructed students on the fundamentals of map reading. The students were highly engaged, and came away from the class with a better understanding of the principles of navigation.

Platoon CompetitionPlatoon Competition

September 21, 2017

During PT, the cadets participated in a platoon competition! Cadets were split into two platoons and completed demanding physical challenges such as relay sprints, tire flips, pull ups, and bear crawls. Good work cadets!

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