Military Science

Serve your country & community.

Through the minor in military science, you will participate in a partnership with Jackson State University and the United States Army to earn credit hours toward the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. This program enables you to pursue your academic degree while preparing to earn a presidential commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard upon graduation.
Why study Military Science at Millsaps?

In their own words

Gabriel Ryce, BBA 2020 and MBA 2021

“The military science minor is not just an academic pursuit – it’s a transformative journey that instills in you the skills to effectively accomplish goals. It is a hybrid of a leadership, military history, and military tactics curriculum crafted by active military personnel.”

Oprah Braziel, Class of 2019

“Millsaps’ military science studies, in conjunction with Jackson State University, allowed me to be commissioned in the United States Army (active duty) as a second lieutenant in 2019. To all prospective students curious about Millsaps military science studies, try it. It always adds value.”

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

MLSC 1011 Challenges in Leadership I
This course provides an introduction to leadership, character development, military operations and skills and the Army’s continually changing role in the world. Course goals are accomplished through lectures, field trips, guest speakers and films.
MLSC 2021 Basic Military Skills I
Emphasis is on refining leadership skills, oral communication, and military skills. It includes map reading, orienteering and small unit tactics. This class prepares students for the advanced military science courses.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Military Science
This program enables you to pursue your academic degree while preparing to earn a presidential commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard upon graduation.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals, and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own military science major.

Pathways

Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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