Military Science Minor

ROTC Rappeling TowerAll academic majors at Truman can pursue a military science minor and participate in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), a college course that offers students additional benefits ranging from special scholarships to travel throughout the United States and abroad. This exciting program attracts men and women with leadership potential and personal integrity who want to make a difference in the world.

Extensive Leadership and Management Training

Each of our military science programs offers an unparalleled opportunity for your personal development along with a first-class physical fitness program. You are prepared for success—be it in the Army or civilian occupation. Our program, which requires only a few hours each week, offers hands-on leadership and management training to develop the confidence and discipline you need to succeed in any field.

Expand Your Career Opportunities

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Our Leadership Laboratories, a unique feature of Truman’s Military Science program, provide you with valuable hands-on experience that complements your class instruction and enhances your leadership skills. Explore your adventurous side by learning how to skillfully rappel down the side of our rappelling tower. Or test your leadership and teamwork skills on our Field Leaders Reaction Course.

Expand your learning outside of class through internship opportunities that range from working on the Department of the Army staff at the Pentagon to a Nurse Summer Training Program. Or take advantage of some summer training opportunities, such as a paid, five-week Army internship in a field environment at Fort Knox, Kentucky, or a three-week Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, just to name a few.

Students enrolled in Military Science can earn a military science minor and can also participate in ROTC. 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.

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In November, our cadets went through our annual Combat Water Survival Training event at Truman State University. Although the cadets had to go through several challenges in the water they overcame and adapted like the soldiers they are meant to be. Go Bulldogs!

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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.

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