College of Arts and Sciences

Military Science Minor Program

Milarty Science


The Department of Social Sciences houses the Military Science Minor Program.  The program is administered by Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) on a cross-enrolled basis with the host program at Wake Forest University.  The program offers an academic curriculum which prepares qualified students for service to the nation as Army officers.

Completion of AROTC requirements and recommendation for appointment by the program officers may result in commissioning as a second lieutenant in either the active or reserve forces component of the Army of the United States, as determined by the Secretary of the Army.

The AROTC Basic Course is composed of four core courses (MSC 1201, 1202, 2203 and 2204), with MSC 2114 taken each semester during the sophomore year as a co-requisite. No military obligation is incurred by enrollment in the Basic Course except by AROTC scholarship cadets, and then only at the beginning of their sophomore year. The Basic Course may be completed, partially or fully, by various alternative methods (i.e., through credit for specific types of AROTC or by other military training, as determined by the program leadership or through completion of a six-week Basic Camp (MSC 2609) at Fort Knox, Kentucky).

The Advanced Course is composed of four core courses (MSC 3205, 3206, 4207 and 4208), with MSC 2114 taken each semester as a co-requisite, and a six-week Advanced Camp (MSC 3610) usually attended during the summer between the junior and senior years. MSC 3610 Army ROTC Advanced Camp may or may not be taken for credit; however, attendance is mandatory.

Army ROTC three-year and two-year scholarships are available to qualified applicants (both those already enrolled in the AROTC Program and those not yet enrolled) through annual competition.

Students interested in the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) may enroll in the home program based at North Carolina A&T State University subject to the program policies and procedures.

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