Military Science Minor
The SOU Department of Military Science provides on-campus military science instruction that is open to all students without military obligation.
Individuals who are physically fit or are driven to achieve Army Physical Fitness Standards. Participants in Military Science or ROTC are those who strive to be successful students as well as leaders in the Army and community. We welcome all who are motivated to grow as leaders and seek military experience.
ROTC cadets as well as Military Science students will be instructed on the Army Values, tactics, and leadership techniques. Courses include map reading, land navigation, Army physical training, and Army tactics. Instruction will be provided through classroom and field training to equip students with the necessary knowledge to be a successful leader in the Army and in the civilian sector.
In the summer of their junior year, ROTC cadets will be sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky for a leadership development and assessment course. This course evaluates the student’s ability to apply leadership skills in the field and in garrison. Upon completion, all senior cadets will be placed in a staff position where they will plan and coordinate all ROTC training and events for the school year.
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