Jun 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ROTC (Day, Evening)

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A minor is defined as a course of study of at least 18 semester hours outside the student’s major. Academic minors may be earned in disciplines as specified by the department faculty. Requirements are a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for 18 or more semester hours.

Courses for the minor may also meet general education or major requirements, and at least 9 of the required hours must be earned in Columbia College coursework. (Transfer courses equivalent to courses designated are accepted toward the minor.)

Majors and minors may not be added to an already earned degree.

In some curricular areas, the College offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours. In these areas, students may earn additional semester hours through transfer credit so the total semester hours earned meets the required number of hours (see Evaluation of Credit and Testing ). Main Campus Day students can participate in cooperative cross-enrollment with the University of Missouri - Columbia and/or Stephens College (see Advising and Registration ).

Military Science, Naval Science, and Aerospace Studies

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is designed to provide men and women the opportunity to become officers in the armed forces of the United States while pursuing their college degrees in a variety of fields. ROTC scholarships are available to qualified persons to help defray the costs of a college education. Students who receive ROTC scholarships incur an obligation to serve after graduation in the branch of military service that provided the scholarship. (No obligation is incurred until the last two years; freshmen and non-scholarship sophomores may participate in ROTC without obligation.)

Columbia College students may enroll in these courses, all of which are offered on the campus of the University of Missouri - Columbia. Columbia College students earn Columbia College credit for these courses. Each branch of the armed services offers its own set of courses. The U.S. Army courses are found in this catalog in the listing of course descriptions under Military Science (MSCI) and the U.S. Air Force courses are found under Aerospace Studies (ASCI), and the U.S. Navy’s are under Naval Science (NSCI).

Columbia College students may earn a minor in ROTC by completing eighteen semester hours of courses with a field code of ASCI or NSCI or MSCI.

Courses are scheduled and taught by personnel in the three respective departments of the University of Missouri - Columbia.

For more information, contact:

  • Military Science (Army ROTC): 573-882-7721
  • Naval Science (Navy ROTC): 573-882-6693
  • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC): 573-882-7621.

Specific Requirements

Complete 18 semester hours of coursework with a field code of ASCI (Aerospace Studies), NSCI (Naval Science), or MSCI (Military Science).

Total Semester Hours: 18

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