This minor enables students to develop a secondary academic experience which may serve them in the future. The minor may also alert potential employers to the student’s attempt to develop a limited expertise in a minor field of study.
The Military Studies minor consists of the courses identified below (Required and Electives), and is open to any student at the University of Maryland.
Student seeking a minor in Military Studies must be approved by the Director of the Air Force ROTC and be advised by instructional personnel in that office. Students pursuing the military studies minor are not required to be a cadet in AFROTC.
All students are required to take the four upper-level Air Science courses.
These courses are the curriculum for the Professional Officer Course (POC) program within the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. However, civilian students may register for these classes.
In addition to the four required courses, students will also complete two additional courses from those listed here by categories of Global Affairs and Military Affairs. Students will take one course from each category. Courses that are accepted are listed below. Other courses may be substituted with approval of the minor advisor and the Advisory Committee. Students may take more than two of these courses as they complete their CORE and major requirements, but only two from this list may count toward the minor in Military Studies. Students will be advised on the options for seeking BMGT courses.
Project Global Officer (GO) is a Department of Defense initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study for ROTC students.