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Military Science Minor

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

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.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.