Military Leadership, Minor

(Code 821-401)

Minor Requirements

Students must complete a total of 24 credits for the Military Leadership minor​.

Required Courses (in sequence):15
MSL 301Adaptive Team Leadership3
MSL 302Applied Team Leadership3
MSL 304US Military Experience from 1607 to the Present3
MSL 401Developing Adaptive Leaders3
MSL 402Leadership in a Complex World3
Elective Courses: 9 credits from the following: 19
Leadership and Personal Development
Introduction to Tactical Leadership
Innovative Team Leadership
Foundations of Tactical Leadership
Intercultural Communication
Professional Communication
Leadership Communication 2
Geospatial Field Methods
World War I and II Military 1
American War in the Post 1945 World 1
The Vietnam War 1
Directed Studies 1
Personal Leadership Management
Organizational Behavior 2

Elective courses must meet requirements as published by U.S. Army Cadet Command policy letters. Qualification of instructor and syllabus content are key factors in these requirements. Students must confirm that specific courses meet these requirements with ROTC program advisors prior to enrollment.


These courses are available to Junior and Seniors only, and a request must be submitted to the respective departments to waive course prerequisites.

Note: Credit for MSL 399 is primarily tied to Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program, Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT), and Cadet Internships. These summer programs allow for experiential learning linking institutional learning to work experience.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate proficiency in the four ALAs and General learning Outcomes:

  • Leadership
    • Proficiency in creating and sustaining an organizational climate of trust and a shared identity as Army Professionals
    • Proficiency in the Army leader attribute and competency categories described in the Leadership Requirements Model
    • Proficiency in implementing and sustaining the fundamentals of development
  • Mission Command
    • Proficiency in the principles of mission command
    • Proficiency in the elements of command and control (C2)
    • Proficiency in C2 Warfighter Function tasks and system to integrate elements of combat power
    • Proficiency in the fundamentals of the operations process to enable leaders to understand, visualize, describe, direct, lead, and assess operations
    • Proficiency in critical & creative thinking
  • Operations
    • Proficiency in synchronizing all Warfighter Functions in Unified Land Operations in support of Joint Operations
    • Proficiency in understanding the Operational Environment across all domains
    • Proficiency in sustainment functions supporting Army Operations
  • Training
    • Proficiency in planning, preparing, executing, and assessing training