University Catalog 2023-2024

Military Studies: Military Science (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Department of Military Science (MS) offers a minor in Military Science to any undergraduate degree student interested in learning about military skills and careers. Students will develop the mental, moral, and physical skills needed to make them capable of being stronger leaders. The desire to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government will be instilled. 


The department encourages all Veterans earning an undergraduate degree to also earn a Military Science minor.  Most Veterans are able to transfer credits toward the minor based on their military service.  To learn more, information is available through Military and Veterans Services.


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to:


The Military Science minor advisor will certify the minor prior to graduation (see the contact information below). The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.


For more information about our program, visit our website.

MAJ Katie L. Glover

Advisor, Military Science Minor
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Reynolds Coliseum

Plan Requirements

  • Complete 15 credit hours from any one of the following concentrations.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all courses taken.
  • A minimum of 6 hours must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Students may combine courses from the lists.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Choose from one of the three (3) concentrations: Aerospace Studies, Military Science, or Naval Science.

Aerospace Studies

AS 121Heritage and Values I1
AS 122Heritage and Values II1
AS 221Team and Leadership Fundamentals I1
AS 222Team and Leadership Fundamentals II1
AS 321Leading People and Effective Communication I3
AS 322Leading People and Effective Communication II3
AS 421National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I3
AS 422National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II3

Military Science

MS 101Introduction to Leadership and Values I1
MS 102Basic Military Leadership1
MS 201Intermediate Leadership Theory I2
MS 202Intermediate Leadership Theory II2
MS 301Military Leadership and Training Management3
MS 302Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations3
HI 350American Military History3
HI 351U.S. Naval History3
MS 401Advanced Military Science - Leadership and Systems Management3
MS 402Advanced Military Science - Military Justice, Ethics and Professionalism3

Naval Science

NS 110Introduction to Naval Science2
NS 210Leadership and Management3
NS 315Naval Engineering3
NS 315Naval Engineering3
NS 225Navigation4
NS 415Naval Operations4
NS 330Evolution of Warfare3
NS 325Naval Weapons Systems3
NS 420Naval Leadership and Ethics3
NS 430Amphibious Warfare3

Elective Courses

Students have the ability to choose among the various courses for the concentrations listed above.