January 15-16, 2004 

ITEM 122-2014-R0104:  Authorization to Establish a Minor in Military Studies; Montana State University-Bozeman

THAT: The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to establish an Undergraduate Minor in Military Studies


EXPLANATION: Montana State University-Bozeman proposes a new Military Studies Minor for approval by the Board of Regents of the Montana University System.  The minor not only prepares cadets for active duty service but also provides them the opportunity to study one of our country's major instruments of power, the United States Military. In addition to studying Air Force & Army organization, missions, and operations, students will gain a broader perspective of the military in general by completing a course in American Military History & a cross-service curriculum emphasizing our country's focus on "Joint" military operations. The proposed minor utilizes existing curriculum & staff under the Air Force and Army ROTC programs; thus the costs to implement the minor are negligible. The minor also raises no significant issues relating to adequacy of resources, assessment, or impact on faculty and facilities. The proposed new minor would be another valuable recruiting tool for the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and would likely boost enrollment to the university.