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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Military Science Minor

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The Army ROTC program in the Department of Military Science offers an academically challenging and practical curriculum which can be completed in eight semesters or a compressed program of either four or six semesters. The military science curriculum supplements the university’s baccalaureate or postgraduate studies. The Army is prepared to award a commission to any deserving student based on both Army ROTC and academic achievement upon graduation.

The scope of the military science curriculum is oriented toward developing the best all-around student who demonstrates leadership and managerial skill, reacts well under pressure, and understands general military subjects. Student cadets attend classroom conferences and a leadership laboratory program.

Please see the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Military Science | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Please see advising information at the UNLV Engineering Advising Center Advising | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities




Learning Objectives

  • Critically analyze the current Operational Environment in which our Armed Forces are deployed to better prepare to serve as a Platoon Leader;
  • Demonstrate and apply a basic understanding of Army operations, training management, safety, risk management, counseling and communications as a member of the Cadet Battalion Chain-of-Command;
  • Demonstrate and apply basic individual and unit military skills and leadership while functioning in a tactical environment as a member of a squad or platoon;
  • Demonstrate and apply time management skills and troop leading procedures to develop and articulate a complete five paragraph Operations Order;
  • Apply tactical and strategic lessons learned from warfare throughout history to current and potential military engagements;

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