Undergraduate Certificate in Military Leadership Studies

 

DEGREE AT A GLANCE:

    • Number of Credits
    • 18
    • Cost Per Credit
    • $ 250
    • Total Tuition*
    • $ 4,500
  • *(Before Transfer Credit)
 

Program Description

This certificate is designed to provide students with an understanding of the military as an organization and emphasizes leadership skills and current leadership challenges of being a soldier in today’s military. The topics of study include examining the enlisted structure, small unit leadership, ethics, and the organization of the U.S. military.

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Program Objectives

  • Examine the enlisted structure, small unit leadership, ethics, and organization of the U.S. military.
  • Explore what it means to be a soldier and leader in today's military.
 
Certificate Requirements
18 Hours
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DESCRIPTION
CREDITS
MILH303
Readings in Military Leadership
3 hours

This course is a study of military leadership of ancient to present day commanders through selected readings. Emphasis will be on the burden of command and the various solutions that military leaders employed in the prosecution of war. Ancient and modern leadership will be examined, but the primary focus will be on the modern era. (Prerequisite - HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only).

MILS110
Introduction to Military Leadership
3 hours

This course is a study of military leadership designed specifically for the intellectual advancement of military enlisted students who are in or seek positions of leadership. Course topics include leadership in battle, preparation for war in the form of effective unit training, examples of effective enlisted leadership qualities and leaders, and the role of inspiration in leadership.

MILS120
Small Unit Leadership
3 hours

This course is a study of small unit military leadership traits, principles, and cases. It is designed specifically for the intellectual advancement of military enlisted students who are in or seek positions of leadership. Course topics include effective small unit leaders and leadership characteristics; squad, platoon, team, and other small unit organizations of the U.S. military, and the critical roles of morale, courage, and teamwork play at the small unit level.

MILS121
The Military Soldier
3 hours

This course is a study of the military soldier. It is designed specifically for the intellectual advancement of military enlisted students who are in or seek positions of leadership. Course topics include the soldier’s role in the military and in society, the effective definition of the military soldier through study of several legendary soldiers, and the capabilities and limitations of the soldier as an arm of national power.

MILS122
Enlisted Leadership
3 hours

This course is a study of enlisted leadership at the noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officer levels in today’s U.S. military. It is designed specifically for the intellectual advancement of military enlisted students who are in or seek positions of leadership. Course topics include the enlisted leadership exemplified in America’s major conflicts, the trials of mid-level leaders amidst military and societal change and how the Non-Commissioned Officer is the backbone of each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

MILS250
Military Ethics
3 hours

This course is a study of military ethics, morality, and moral courage. It is designed specifically for the intellectual advancement of military enlisted students who are in or seek positions of leadership. Course topics include cases of moral decision, principles and theory of ethical military decision-making, and the concept of military ethics in the framework of military rank, command, and obedience and the expectations of a constitutional democracy.


Total Credits (18 Hours)
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