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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science

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Degree Requirements

The Military Science curriculum is divided into two phases:

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Note on basic military science

The basic course is open to all JMU students. There is no military obligation incurred for taking 100- and 200-level military science courses. This curriculum is designed to help students in the near-term as leaders on campus. The classes will also help students be more effective leaders in the long-term, whether they serve in the military or as leaders in civilian life. Topics addressed include problem solving, critical thinking, problem-solving methods, leadership theory, followership, group cohesion, goal setting, feedback mechanisms, physical fitness and land navigation.

Lessons are taught in a seminar format, emphasizing student discussions and practical exercises. Courses are open to all students with no prerequisites and no military obligation. Students must enroll in both the lab and the classroom instruction.

Placement credit for the basic course may be awarded through multiple programs including: prior military service, basic training, or successful completion of the ROTC summer leadership training course at Ft. Knox, Ky.

Total: 24 Credit Hours

Note on advanced military science

The advanced course focuses on instruction and case studies which build leadership competencies and military skills in preparation for future responsibilities as Army officers and successful completion of the Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC) at Ft. Knox, KY. Instruction includes the principles of war, decision-making processes, planning models and risk assessment. Advanced leadership instruction focuses on motivational theory, the role and actions of leaders, and organizational communications. Courses are only open to advanced course-contracted cadets with prerequisites and a military obligation is incurred


Contact the department’s enrollment officers at (540) 568-3633 for scholarship information.

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