Military Leadership  (Minor)

Hone your leadership skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, motivate teams, negotiate and solve any challenge you may encounter. Complement your major by gaining this specialized skill set sought by many employers.

Program Description

The minor in military leadership is a program designed to enhance students' learning experience by providing tools that prepare them for leadership roles in various organizations. Students complete courses that cover academic and practical skills including:

  • effective communication
  • leadership ethos
  • negotiation
  • problem-solving
  • staff motivation and empowerment
  • team-building

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students in the history or religious studies BA programs may not use HST or REL courses to meet the elective requirement for this minor.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in military leadership requires 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. There are five options available, as noted below. Twelve credit hours must be taken in residence on an ASU campus. The required courses are as follows:

Army option:
MIS 301 Advanced Military Science I, L (3)
MIS 302 Advanced Military Science II, L (3)
MIS 401 Advanced Military Science III (3)
MIS 402 Advanced Military Science IV (3)

Air Force option:
AES 301 Air Force Leadership Studies I, L (3)
AES 303 Air Force Leadership Studies II, L (3)
AES 401 National Security Affairs, L (3)
AES 403 Preparation for Active Duty II (3)

Navy option:
NAV 301 Naval Ship Systems I (3)
NAV 302 Naval Ship Systems: Weapons (3)
NAV 401 Naval Operations and Seamanship (3)
NAV 402 Leadership and Ethics (3)

Marine option:
NAV 303 Evolution of Warfare (3)
NAV 402 Leadership and Ethics (3)
NAV 403 Amphibious Warfare (3)

Non-ROTC option:
A minimum of three of the above upper-division courses for nine credits, in any combination, in conjunction with the below electives satisfying 18 credit hours, to include 12 upper-division credits.

Approved Electives:

Note: Any courses from the above can be used as an elective for a complementary option

AES 101 Air Force Today I (2)
AES 103 Air Force Today II (2)
AES 201 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I (2)
AES 203 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (2)
AES 499 Individualized Instruction (3)
FAS 101 Personal Growth in Human Relationships, SB (3)
FAS 331 Marriage and Family Relationships, SB (3)
HST 372 Modern Middle East, SB, G, H (3)
HST 408 Civil War and Reconstruction, L or SB, H (3)
HST 456 The Vietnam War, SB, G, H (3)
MIS 101 Introduction to the Military I (3)
MIS 102 Introduction to the Military II (3)
MIS 201 Introduction to Leadership Dynamics I (3)
MIS 202 Introduction to Leadership Dynamics II (3)
MIS 410 American Defense Policy I, SB, G, H (3)
MIS 412 American Defense Policy II, SB, G, H (3)
MIS 499 Individualized Instruction (3)
NAV 101 Introduction to Naval Science (3)
NAV 102 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (3)
NAV 202 Navigation (3)
NAV 294 Naval Leadership and Management (1-4)
REL 100 Religions of the World, HU, G (3)
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World, HU, H, G (3)

Alternative Electives:
Additional electives may be selected by the student with prior approval from the department chair.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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