Bachelor of Arts in Military Science

About

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Military Science will help prepare you for a military career. In the program, you’ll study communication, social science research, political science, the history of war and society, and a variety of military skills and tactics. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of concentrations, minors and certificates, including leadership, cultural awareness, U.S. government and policy, modern U.S. military history, geographic information systems, and health services management.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Military Science Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Although not required for completion of the basic course or the advanced course, the department does offer both a major and a minor in Military Science with permission only. The major in Military Science is designed to give the student interested in a military career a broad background in various academic areas.

Notes:

  • many courses must be repeated;
  • many of the listed courses require prerequisites, check the course description;
  • the major will require more than 12 terms (or four years) to complete at an average of 15 credits per term;
  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
Required Courses
CMST 200INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION4
CMST 342GLOBAL COMMUNICATION5
CMST 439TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION5
CSBS 310FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY5
CSBS 320STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
MLSC 101BASIC MILITARY SKILLS I1
MLSC 102BASIC MILITARY SKILLS II1
MLSC 103BASIC MILITARY SKILLS III1
MLSC 104BASIC MILITARY SKILLS LAB (must be repeated)3
MLSC 201BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING I2
MLSC 202BASIC MILITARY TEAMBUILDING II2
MLSC 203BASIC MILITARY TEAM III2
MLSC 204BASIC MILITARY TEAM BUILDING LAB (must be repeated)3
MLSC 301MILITARY SCIENCE & TACTICS I3
MLSC 302MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS II3
MLSC 303MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS III3
MLSC 304MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS LAB (must be repeated)6
MLSC 307LEADERSHIP DEVELOMENT AND ASSESSMENT8
MLSC 401MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP I3
MLSC 402MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP II3
MLSC 403MILITARY SCIENCE AND OFFICERSHIP III3
MLSC 404MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS IV LAB (must be repeated)6
POLI 204INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS5
POLI 323U.S. FOREIGN POLICY5
TCOM 205INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION5
Senior Capstone5-6
MILITARY LEADERSHIP SENIOR CAPSTONE
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
Senior Capstone Note: MLSC 490 (5) for Cadets not currently in Guard or Reserve units or MLSC 495 (6) requires 2 credit per quarter for three quarters (for Cadets that are currently members of Guard or Reserves). With advisor approval, MLSC 495 may substitute for the required capstone.
Students must complete one of the six following concentrations, minors or certificate.20
The Application of Leadership
COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Choose one of the following.
NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND STRATEGIES
SCIENCE OF STRESS AND COPING
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Cultural Awareness for Military Leaders
HISTORY OF THE PRESENT: WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1945
COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
U.S. Government and Policy
PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
Choose two of the following
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
THE U.S. PRESIDENCY
U.S. CONGRESS
Choose one of the following
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Certificate In Geographic Information Systems
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
CRITICAL GIS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III
GIS PORTFOLIO
One of the following
LANDSCAPES OF THE PAST
REMOTE SENSING WITH LIDAR
REMOTE SENSING WITH DRONES
Choose one of the following
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
DESKTOP MAPPING
DIRECTED STUDY
Health Services Management Minor
HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION
HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE
Journalism Minor
PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM
NEWS WRITING
Choose two of the following
ADVANCED NEWS WRITING
and REPORTING
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
and ADVANCED PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
Total Credits117-118

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BA in Military Science from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • critically analyze the current Operational Environment in which our Armed Forces are deployed to better prepare to serve as a Platoon Leader;
  • know 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;
  • know and apply basic individual and unit military skills and leadership while functioning in a tactical environment as a member of a squad or platoon;
  • know and apply time management skills and troop leading procedures to develop and articulate a complete five paragraph Operations Order.