The Military Science Minor

Military Science Mission:

To teach leadership and military skills in the classroom, lab and field environment to all students and to commission selected cadets as the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. All students are prepared with the tools, training and experiences that will help them succeed in any competitive environment.
  2. First and second year students understand basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership which lays the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader.
  3. Third and fourth year students understand advanced military skills and have experience in team organization, planning, and decision-making which prepares them to become commissioned Officers in the U.S. Army.


Military Science Minor (28 Credits)

(At least 18 of the 24 hours required in the minor must be military science courses. MS 305 American Military History cannot be used for this requirement.)


Choose 18 Hours:

Choose One (3 Credit Hours):

  • PS 423 Issues in National Policy (3)
  • PS 440D Causes of War (3)
  • PS 497 American Foreign Policy (3)
  • Writing (any Writing course higher than WR 135) (4)


Students interested in obtaining a commission may contact Major William Boisvert at 503-838-8353 or email at

Military Science 111, 112, 113, 211, 212, and 213 classes are conducted at Western Oregon University.

Military Science 311, 312, 313, 411, 412, and 413 classes are conducted at Oregon State University in Corvallis.


Further information about Army ROTC scholarships and other aspects of the program may be obtained from:

Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

Oregon State University
Military Science Department, Army ROTC
201 McAlexander Field House
Corvallis, OR 97331




Contact US:


SFC or Sergeant First Class Johathan YardMilitary Science Instructor
(503) 838-8353 | FX: (503) 838-8320 | | University Park Conference Center, A-106