Military Science and Leadership Minor

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 "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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.

Core Requirements
ARMY 301Army Training Management 13
ARMY 302Applied Leadership in Platoon Operations3
ARMY 401The Army Officer3
ARMY 402Company Grade Leadership3
One of the following:3
Air Power and Modern Warfare
The Vietnam War
History of Sea Power
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The American Revolution, 1763-1815
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global History of Warfare
War and American Society to 1903
War and American Society
The United States in World War II
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1900
Gender, Military, and War
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Terrorism and International Peace
Nuclear Security in the 21st Century
Total Hours15

 ARMY 101, ARMY 102, ARMY 201, and ARMY 202 are prerequisite courses to ARMY 301.

Special Opportunities in Military Science

Extracurricular Activities

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.

Service Obligations

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.

Department of Military Science

Visit Program Website

Army ROTC–Tar Heel Battalion, 221 S. Columbia Street, CB# 7485

(919) 962-5546


Daniel Hurd

Army ROTC Admissions Officer

Anthony Ward