Military Media

7184
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7184 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom only Location/s: main campus

The military science major prepares Florida Tech Army 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 between their second and third years who have no prior military service and who seek an Army ROTC scholarship may attend the 32-day Leader's Training Course that provides basic military and problem-solving skills combined with physical training. Students incur no service commitment on completion of this course.

Degree Requirements

The bachelor's degree in communication, military science option, is earned by satisfying the degree requirements listed for the bachelor's degree in communication and completing the advanced military science program as described below and previously in this section under "Military Science." All military science (MSC) courses taken are applicable to this degree, with up to 18 credit hours applied toward degree requirements including 12 free elective credits and six humanities elective credit hours.

Students are strongly encouraged to take Special Topics in History (HUM 3385) as a humanities elective, which counts toward both the military science and humanities requirements.

On reaching the junior year, candidates must choose an area of concentration and include 21 credit hours of specialized coursework.

Freshman Year
Fall (18 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • ASC 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps first-year students adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic and social integration into college.
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • MSC 1001 Military Science 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Studies the history, mission and organization of Army ROTC and the U.S. Army; customs, courtesies, squad organization and first aid; and leadership development through practical exercises. Academic classes meet one hour weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Optional: Ranger Company, Cadet Club, Color Guard, Drill Team and field exercises.
  • MSC 1003 Leadership Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Students engage in a minimum of 4.5 hours of basic military leadership and management techniques to include physical training, troop leading procedures, field training and individual and small unit tactics and training.
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Physical or Life Science) Credit Hours: 3
Select one course:
  • CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews computers and terminology. Identifies appropriate problems and solution design using specific applications packages. Introduces the use of word processors, data managers, spreadsheets and the Internet (email and Web browsers).
    Requirement(s):
    College of Engineering majors may only use as Free Elective.
  • BUS 1601 Computer Applications for Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the use of PC applications across the major functional areas of business. Includes word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation software, and uses of the Internet and World Wide Web.
Spring (14 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • MSC 1002 Military Science 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Studies the history, mission and organization of Army ROTC and the U.S. Army; customs, courtesies, squad organization and first aid; and leadership development through practical exercises. Academic classes meet one hour weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Optional: Ranger Company, Cadet Club, Color Guard, Drill Team and field exercises.
  • MSC 1004 Leadership Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 1
    Students engage in a minimum of 4.5 hours of basic military leadership and management techniques to include physical training, troop leading procedures, field training and individual and small unit tactics and training.
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Physical or Life Science) Credit Hours: 3
Select one course:
  • BUS 2703 Business Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces methods of collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Includes data presentation; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence interval estimation; analysis of variance; regression and correlation.
  • MTH 1702 Applied Calculus
    Credit Hours: 3
    Elements of differential and integral calculus with application to business, economics, management and the social and life sciences, as well as maxima, minima, rates, exponential growth and decay, and some techniques of integration.
Sophomore Year
Fall (17 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • COM 2425 Introduction to Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Familiarizes students with the process of communication in interpersonal small group, organizational, mass and intercultural contexts. Introduces students to the study of communication and provides the background for understanding complex communication processes.
  • COM 2501 Introduction to Visual Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces communication majors to the principles and techniques of visual communication. Emphasizes manipulating form to fit function as the student designs, implements and evaluates goal-oriented communication projects.
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • MSC 2001 Military Science 2
    Credit Hours: 2
    Land navigation and map reading; basic leadership and continued leadership development through practical exercises; Army communications procedures. Academic classes meet two hours weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Optional: Ranger Company, Cadet Club, Color Guard, Drill Team and additional weekend field exercises.
Select one course:
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Practice in the technical and scientific writing style and format, including gathering and using data to prepare reports. Includes abstracts, reports, letters, technical descriptions, proposals and at least two oral presentations.
  • COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Designed for the future business professional. Includes business research methods, report writing, business correspondence and communication in the workplace. Covers analytical, informational, routine and special reports.
Select one course:
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (HUM) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (14 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • COM 2225 Writing for the Media
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on writing for a wide variety of media. Assists development and improvement of professional media writing skills. Covers the importance of the various writing approaches required for specific audiences and media organizations.
  • COM 2502 Layout and Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the principles, techniques and vocabulary required of designers of print communication projects, including a thorough understanding of the technology of offset printing. Emphasizes skills required in designing for print.
  • HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
    Credit Hours: 3
    Similar in purpose and method to , continues the interpretation of primary texts, emphasizing the Renaissance period, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Modern Age.
  • MSC 2002 Military Science 2
    Credit Hours: 2
    Land navigation and map reading; basic leadership and continued leadership development through practical exercises; Army communications procedures. Academic classes meet two hours weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Optional: Ranger Company, Cadet Club, Color Guard, Drill Team and additional weekend field exercises.
Select one course:
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (HUM) Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of business in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
  • COM 3210 Editing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes grammatical terminology and concepts essential to editing, as well as copy editing techniques for hard copy and online materials. Also includes the study of varied editorial roles and responsibilities in general and technical editing, as well as major style-guide requirements.
  • COM 3242 Journalism
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents the methods and practice of newsgathering, news writing and news editing. Focuses on style, clarity, accuracy and responsibility in handling news. Emphasizes enterprise, documentation and using multiple sources. Includes the use of standard reference materials and public records.
  • COM 3425 Mass Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies media influence from political, social and cultural perspectives. Examines theory and media effects in its survey of film, print, broadcast and new technologies. Discusses the role of media in society and culture, issues related to the First Amendment and the implications of media mergers.
  • MSC 3001 Military Science 3
    Credit Hours: 3
    Military estimates, operation orders and platoon tactics; weapons, land navigation, military skills and communications II; instructional techniques; and development of leadership through tactical exercises. Classes meet three hours weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Optional: Ranger Company, Cadet Club and additional weekend field exercises (attendance required).
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Helps students acquire management knowledge and develop management skills. Enables the student to understand management as it relates to both the employer and employee, and acquaints the student with the various schools of management and the philosophy of management.
  • COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers interpersonal and group communication in the professions for future executives. Students prepare and deliver a variety of career-related presentations.
  • MSC 3002 Military Science 3
    Credit Hours: 3
    Military estimates, operation orders and platoon tactics; weapons, land navigation, military skills and communications II; instructional techniques; and development of leadership through tactical exercises. Classes meet three hours weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Optional: Ranger Company, Cadet Club and additional weekend field exercises (attendance required).
  • Concentration Courses Credit Hours: 6
Senior Year
Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • COM 4026 Publishing and the Internet
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers current issues and applications of online and Internet publishing are covered including researching, designing and authoring effective online documents and presentations. Includes building an electronic portfolio.
  • COM 4430 Research Methods and Materials in Technical and Professional Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    In-depth examination of the methods of data collection and data analysis, and the research materials used in conducting research in communication.
  • MSC 4001 Military Science 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Military correspondence, staff functions and logistics; military history; military personnel management, military justice and advanced ethics; and continued leadership development through practical exercises. Classes meet three hours weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Field exercises (attendance is required). Optional: Ranger Company and Cadet Club.
  • Concentration Courses Credit Hours: 6
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • MSC 4002 Military Science 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Military correspondence, staff functions and logistics; military history; military personnel management, military justice and advanced ethics; and continued leadership development through practical exercises. Classes meet three hours weekly. Leadership lab meets 1.5 hours weekly. Field exercises (attendance is required). Optional: Ranger Company and Cadet Club.
  • Concentration Courses Credit Hours: 9
  • Restricted Elective (HUM) Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 123
Concentration (Select one 21-credit specialization)
Strategic Communication-Business
Complete:
  • BUS 3601 Marketing Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the principles of marketing. Emphasizes the marketing concept, functions, consumer behavior, market segmentation, marketing strategy, marketing mixes, market research, marketing legislation and marketing control, as well as providing a foundation for higher-level courses in marketing.
  • COM 3440 Public Relations
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies communication principles and the practices of developing goodwill between a person, firm or institution and the public; and the means of gaining publicity and influencing people. Students analyze specific case studies and propose appropriate strategies and campaigns.
  • COM 4440 Strategic Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines integrated marketing communication theories and practices. Teaches strategic thinking across the functional areas, optimizing communication strategies and creatively developing and applying tools and tactics. Covers how strategic marketing communication can be used for branding and to build a strong corporate image.
  • COM 4777 Senior Design Project
    Credit Hours: 3
    Requires development and presentation of a real-world team project. Includes a comprehensive plan from conceptualization, proposal writing, research and strategic planning through the design/writing of communication materials, plan execution and research evaluation. Culminates in a written report and oral presentation.
    Requirement(s):
    Program chair approval
Nine credit hours from the following:
  • Restricted Electives (BUS 3xxx) Credit Hours: up to 9
  • Restricted Electives (COM 3xxx) Credit Hours: up to 6
Strategic Communication-Science and Technology
Complete:
  • COM 3231 Writing About Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Designed for both communication and science majors. Covers the methods of scientific writing, including ways in which complex scientific topics can be conveyed to popular audiences. Also includes more traditional types of scientific writing such as scientific journal articles and proposals.
  • COM 3440 Public Relations
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies communication principles and the practices of developing goodwill between a person, firm or institution and the public; and the means of gaining publicity and influencing people. Students analyze specific case studies and propose appropriate strategies and campaigns.
  • COM 4440 Strategic Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines integrated marketing communication theories and practices. Teaches strategic thinking across the functional areas, optimizing communication strategies and creatively developing and applying tools and tactics. Covers how strategic marketing communication can be used for branding and to build a strong corporate image.
  • COM 4777 Senior Design Project
    Credit Hours: 3
    Requires development and presentation of a real-world team project. Includes a comprehensive plan from conceptualization, proposal writing, research and strategic planning through the design/writing of communication materials, plan execution and research evaluation. Culminates in a written report and oral presentation.
    Requirement(s):
    Program chair approval
Nine credit hours from the following:
  • Restricted Electives (COM 3xxx) Credit Hours: up to 6
  • Restricted Electives (Engineering or Science) Credit Hours: up to 9