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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science–Military Science

The military science major prepares Florida Tech ROTC cadets to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Technical, scientific and military studies are incorporated into the curriculum with emphasis on applied leadership and problem solving skills.

Current freshmen and sophomores with no prior military service who seek an ROTC scholarship may attend the Leader's Training Course between their second and third years. Students incur no service commitment on completion of this course. This 32-day camp provides students with basic military and problem solving skills, combined with physical training.

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science – Military Science is earned by satisfying the degree requirements listed for the bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary science and completing the advanced military science program as described in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. All military science (MSC) courses taken are applicable to this degree.

Descriptions of the ROTC program and the sequencing and descriptions of the military science courses may also be found with the advanced military science program listing.

Degree Requirements

Communication (9 credit hours)   CREDITS
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication or COM 2370 Speech
3

  

Computer Science (3 credit hours)   CREDITS
CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development/C++   or CSE 1503 Introduction to Software Development/FORTRAN (CL)
3

  

Humanities (12 credit hours)   CREDITS
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
HUM 3351 History of Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
3
HUM 3352 History of Science and Technology: Renaissance to Present
3
   Plus one 3-credit hour HUM course from the humanities core course list 3

  

Mathematics (8 credit hours)   CREDITS
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
MTH 1002 Calculus 2   4

Interdisciplinary Science (43 credit hours)
At least 21 credit hours must be 3000/4000-level science courses.

Liberal Arts Electives (12 credit hours)
At least six credit hours must be 3000/4000-level courses, and six credit hours in a foreign language.

Physical or Life Science Electives (8 credit hours)

Technical Electives (22 credit hours)
At least 3 credit hours must be 3000/4000-level courses.

Free Electives (6 credit hours)

Capstone Seminar (1 credit hour)
Usually completed during the senior year.

Curriculum

The interdisciplinary science curriculum is extremely flexible since many students enter this major after several semesters at Florida Tech. Although program plans are typically designed on a student-by-student basis to meet individual needs and interests while fulfilling all degree requirements listed above, the following provides a general model that may be followed by students.

Freshman Year

FALL CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
   Physical/Life Science Elective 4
   Technical Elective 4
     16

  

SPRING CREDITS
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
   Physical/Life Science Electives 4
   Technical Elective 4
     15

Sophomore Year

FALL CREDITS
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
   Interdisciplinary Science Courses 6
   Technical Elective 3
   15

  

SPRING CREDITS
   Interdisciplinary Science Course 3
   Restricted Elective (CSE 15xx)
3
   Technical Electives 8
   Humanities Core Course* 3
   17

Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
HUM 3351 History of Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
3
   Interdisciplinary Science Courses 7
   Liberal Arts Elective 3
   Technical Elective 3
   16

  

SPRING CREDITS
HUM 3352 History of Science and Technology: Renaissance to Present
3
   Interdisciplinary Science Courses 9
   Liberal Arts Elective 3
     15

Senior Year

FALL CREDITS
   Interdisciplinary Science Courses 9
   Free Elective 3
   Liberal  Arts Elective 3
     15

  

SPRING CREDITS
EDS 4900 Capstone Seminar 1
   Interdisciplinary Science Courses 9
   Free Elective 3
   Liberal Arts Elective 3
   16

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 125

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern  
HUM 2142   World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial  
HUM 2212   British and American Literature 1  
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331   American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.