Military Science Minor

All 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.

Beyond the Classroom

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.

Special Facilities

ROTC Rappeling TowerOur 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 Career Opportunities

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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ROTC Watergun Run 5k/WalkROTC Watergun Run 5k/Walk

April 29, 2017

Cadets and members of the Kirksville community participated in the ROTC Watergun Run 5k/Walk. Despite the rainy weather, a good time was had by all! This 5k was held in order to raise money for our cadet activities fund with 15% of the proceeds going to the SSG Matthew Lewellen Memorial Fund. SSG Matthew Lewellen […]

Annual Military BallAnnual Military Ball

March 10, 2017

On March 3, our Cadets, Cadre, and guests enjoyed our annual Military Ball. The Military Ball is a time to enjoy companionship, celebrate a year of accomplishments, and honor the sacrifice of past and current Soldiers. A great time was had by all! Photography by: John Killian

Solar Eclipse 2017
August 21 • 11:30am - 3:00pm
Back to School Bash Sesquicentennial Kickoff
August 25 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm