Military Science


Students with an interest in military or organizational leadership can now take courses in Military Science. These courses will offer students a solid understanding of the complex interactions between leaders and others in the organization including how to train, motivate, counsel personnel, as well as develop teams and teamwork focused on accomplishing specific goals and tasks. This program also teaches life skills like nutrition, physical health and wellness and land navigation. Train like the military in a controlled setting in both Combat Water Survival and Basic Rifle Marksmanship. These credits, with the associate degree, can also assist transfer students interested in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at University of North Dakota or North Dakota State University.


Students should have an interest in leadership.

You do not need to be in the military or plan to join to take Military Science courses. The following are Enrichment credits:

MS 101Foundations of Leadership2
MS 102Basic Leadership2
MS 110Military Physical Fitness2


By completing the sequence of five courses in military science coursework, students will be prepared to transfer into the third year of ROTC at an approved baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

Career Opportunities

Provides a background in leadership that can be applied to any career.


MS 101Foundations of Leadership (Fall only)2
MS 102Basic Leadership (Spring only)2
MS 110Military Physical Fitness (Fall and Spring)2
MS 201Leadership Studies (Fall only)2
MS 202Leadership and Teamwork (Spring only)2


Dr. Kevin Cavanagh • Schafer Hall 312C