Military Studies: Military Science (24MSMSM)


The Departments of Aerospace Studies (AS), Military Science (MS), and Naval Science (NS) offers a minor in Military Studies 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. Students will also be instilled the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as officers with a basic professional background and motivation toward careers in the military.


  • 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 121 Foundations of the USAF I (1 cr)
  • AS 122 Foundations of the USAF II (1 cr)
  • AS 221 Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I (1 cr)
  • AS 222 Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (1 cr)
  • AS 321 Air Force Leadership Studies (3 cr)
  • AS 322 Air Force Leadership Studies II (3 cr)
  • AS 421 National Security Affairs I (3 cr)
  • AS 422 National Security Affairs II (3 cr)

Military Science

  • MS 101 Introduction to Leadership and Values I (1 cr)
  • MS 102 Basic Military Leadership (1 cr)
  • MS 201 Intermediate Leadership Theory I (2 cr)
  • MS 202 Intermediate Leadership Theory II (2 cr)
  • MS 301 Military Leadership/Training Management (3 cr)
  • MS 302 Intermediate Small Unit Tactics (3 cr)
  • HI 350 American Military History (3 cr)
  • HI 351 U.S. Naval History (3 cr)
  • MS 401 Advanced Military Science – Leadership and Systems Management (3 cr)
  • MS 402 Advanced Military Science – Military Justice, Ethics & Professionalism (3 cr)

Naval Science

  • NS 110 Introduction to Naval Science (2 cr)
  • NS 210 Leadership and Management (3 cr)
  • NS 315 Naval Engineering (3 cr)
  • NS 225 Navigation (4 cr)
  • NS 415 Naval Operations (4 cr)
  • NS 330 Evolution of Warfare (3 cr)
  • NS 325 Naval Weapon Systems (3 cr)
  • NS 420 Naval Leadership and Management II (3 cr)
  • NS 430 Amphibious Warfare (3 cr)

Elective Courses

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


Students may declare their intention to complete the Military Studies minor by consulting with one of the advisors listed below.


The commanders of the respective concentrations 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. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Persons

Aerospace Studies
Lt Col John Dumont, Air Force ROTC
Reynolds Coliseum Suite 137
(919) 515-2417  
Military Science

Eric Pendleton
Naval Science

Captain Andrew Hertel
Reynolds Coliseum

SIS Code:  24MSMSM