Military Science and Leadership Minor
Department of Military Science
Army ROTC–Tar Heel Battalion, 221 S. Columbia Street, CB# 7485
Shane Doolan, Chair
Mr. Spencer Edwards, Army ROTC admissions officer
The military science and leadership minor is for students who wish to augment their college experience with the study and application of military leadership. Military science courses are open to all UNC–Chapel Hill students who meet prerequisites.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
The minor in military science and leadership is a 15 semester-hour course of study selected from the list below.
|ARMY 301||Army Training Management 1||3|
|ARMY 302||Applied Leadership in Platoon Operations||3|
|ARMY 401||The Army Officer||3|
|ARMY 402||Company Grade Leadership||3|
|One of the following:||3|
|Air Power and Modern Warfare|
|History of Iraq|
|The Vietnam War|
|History of Sea Power|
|Global History of Warfare|
|War and American Society to 1903|
|War and American Society, 1903 to the Present|
|The United States in World War II|
|The American Revolution, 1763-1815|
|Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1900|
|Gender, Military, and War in Comparative Perspective|
|The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense|
|Seminar on Terrorism|
|Nuclear Security in the 21st Century|
Special Opportunities in Military Science
Army ROTC offers an array of extracurricular activities. Students looking for excitement and action can volunteer to compete for the opportunity to attend the basic airborne course, Air Assault, or mountain warfare training. Other opportunities include participation as a member of the Ranger Challenge Team or color guard, travel for culture and language immersion programs, and leadership opportunities in Army units in the United States and around the world.
Four-year scholarships are available for high school seniors. Three-and-a-half-, three-, two-and-a-half-, and two-year, merit-based scholarships are available to full-time students. Successful candidates will need to meet eligibility requirements and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships pay full tuition and fees, $600 per semester book allowance, and a monthly stipend between $300 and $500. The North Carolina Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve also have programs that can pay costs associated with attending the University.
Upon contracting, cadets incur an obligation to serve in the United States Army; that service can be active or reserve duty. Service obligations range from three to eight years.