Missouri State University

MSU Bear Battalion and ROTC logosDepartment of Military Science

Developing tomorrow's leaders

Military Science Minor

Careers and Outcomes

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Military career options

After graduating with a military science minor, our graduates are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. Upon completion of officer training, our graduates will have many opportunities for specialized training in any number of positions in a variety of fields, including:

Effects, fires and maneuver

  • Air defense artillery
  • Armor
  • Aviation
  • Chemical corps
  • Engineers
  • Field Artillery
  • Infantry
  • Military police

Operation support

  • Military intelligence
  • Signal corps

Force sustainment

  • Adjutant general corps
  • Ordnance
  • Transportation
  • Quartermaster

Health services

  • Medical services
  • Nurse corps

Graduate options

Businesses and corporations actively seek to employ military servicemen and -women. Many of our graduates go on to become successful state governors, presidents of organizations and CEOs of companies. The ROTC opens up new career fields and educational opportunities to obtain a graduate degree from universities of your choice, often fully funded by the Army.

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