Course Information

The Leadership and Military Science minor program is designed to supplement any major and the Freshman and Sophmore classes will be available to all university students. It will provide students with a firm foundation with which to enter the work force after graduation.

The minor will be supervised and administered by the Military Science (MSCI) department. To obtain achievement will require a grade of “C” or above in all courses required for the program.


Classroom instruction is part of your development as an army officer.  As a cadet, you will take four years of military science classes which are designated as MS I, II, III and IV years. As a traditional Army ROTC program, uniforms are only worn to Army class, physical training and labs.  Cadets may wear civilian clothes to other classes and university functions.  Uniforms are provided at no cost to the cadet.

Course Objectives:

  • Provides an understanding of how to lead and influence small organizations, with a strong emphasis on personal integrity, ethical decision making, goal setting, and mission accomplishment.
  • Offers adventure training, such as rappelling, land navigation, marksmanship; and, for selected students, airborne and air assault training; and the opportunity to serve with active army units, worldwide, during the summer.
  • Radford University Army ROTC provides programs and experiences which increase self-confidence, self-discipline, physical stamina, poise, and other attributes essential to the development of a leader of character -- one who is prepared to serve the nation or the commonwealth both in or out of uniform.

Want to learn more about Military Science courses offered at Radford University? Read up on military science course descriptions.