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Military Science

Minor

Program Overview

Get ready for a leadership role in the military or the civilian sector. This hands-on minor combines in-class learning with practical experiences to give you a well-rounded education.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 28

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Whether you’re planning a career in the military or in another field, our unique military science minor will prepare you for leadership no matter where your career takes you.

All courses include hands-on leadership labs that train you in activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, marksmanship, water survival, orienteering, map reading, first aid, weapons, drill, squad tactics, patrolling and team-building exercises.

Classroom instruction combines lectures, group discussions, practical exercises and hands-on experiences. Required courses focus on the fundamentals of military science and military history, while interdisciplinary electives focus on constitutional law, international relations, geography, technology and more.

Upper-level courses include opportunities to apply the leadership lessons you’ve learned by teaching classes and motivating your team through dynamic problem-solving adventures. Along the way, you’ll build both your confidence and your resume.

The minor in military science is open to all students, and there is no military obligation.

Program Highlights

As a student in our military science program, you can:

  • Build skills, confidence and community as a member of the Cannon Club, Queen's Guard, Marksmanship Club or another Cadet Club.
  • Choose electives to match your interests, from Media and Society to Geography of the Developing World to Religion in America.
  • Compete for generous scholarships specifically designed for military students.
  • Train at the new CMU ROTC outdoor leadership field training course, one of only a few such courses in the nation.

Careers & Outcomes

A minor in military science from CMU opens the door to many careers in the military and in civilian life. You’ll have the proven leadership skills that Fortune 500 companies seek, and the Army offers 16 high-tech career fields to choose from that directly relate to the civilian sector, including aviation, medical service, engineering, intelligence, security, law enforcement, information technology, human resources, finance and distribution management.

Career Projected Salary
Security/Defense Intelligence Analyst $79,409
Senior Operations Analyst $71,540
Court Administrator $77,777
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