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Military Science Minor

Training tomorrow's leaders.

A minor in Military Science is compatible with all majors. The Army ROTC program is an excellent way to gain an edge - students that participate in ROTC find they surpass their collegiate counterparts in terms of confidence, maturity, organization skills and leadership abilities - valuable skills in today's workplace. Our program can help the student in the classroom, the scientist in the lab, the engineer in design as well as the athlete on the field of play. When you join you will become a Cadet and provided the opportunity to serve our nation in a wide variety of exciting leadership positions in the United States Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. As a Cadet, you will be challenged physically and mentally in various Army activities. Your military classes will teach you the importance of leadership, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

No matter what your interests are or what your degree is in, chances are there is an Army specialty for you. From Engineering to Nursing to Computer Science to Education, the diversity of the U.S. Army has a career path for you.  Or maybe you want the adventure of a career in the Infantry, Field Artillery, or Army Aviation. Whatever your interest, you can begin training for your military career today here at South Dakota State University.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.