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Bachelor of Science in Communication–Military Science

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 CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications or BUS 1601 Computer Applications for Business 3
LNG xxxx Foreign Language 3
MSC1001 Military Science 1 1
MSC 1003 Leadership Laboratory 1 1
MTH 1701 College Algebra 3
   Restricted Elective (Physical or Life Science) 3
      18

  

SPRING CREDITS
BUS 2703 Statistics for Business or MTH 1702 Applied Calculus 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
LNG xxxx Foreign Language 3
MSC 1002 Military Science 1 1
MSC 1004 Leadership Laboratory 2 1
   Restricted Elective (Physical or Life Science) 3
      14

Sophomore Year

FALL CREDITS
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication or COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing 3
COM 2425 Introduction to Communication 3
COM 2501 Introduction to Visual Communication 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
LNG xxxx Foreign Language or Restricted Elective (HUM) 3
MSC 2001 Military Science 2 2
      17

  

SPRING CREDITS
COM 2225 Writing for the Media 3
COM 2502 Layout and Design 3
HUM 2052 Civilization 2 3
LNG xxxx Foreign Language or Restricted Elective (HUM) 3
MSC 2002 Military Science 2 2
      14

Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business 3
COM 3210 Editing 3
COM 3242 Journalism 3
COM 3425 Mass Communication 3
MSC 3001 Military Science 3 3
      15

  

SPRING
CREDITS
BUS 3501 Management Principles 3
COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives 3
MSC 3002 Military Science 3 3
   Concentration Courses 6
      15

Senior Year

FALL
CREDITS
COM 4026 Publishing and the Internet 3
COM 4430 Research Methods and Materials in Technical and Professional Communication (Q) 3
MSC 4001 Military Science 4 3
   Concentration Courses 6
      15

  

SPRING CREDITS
MSC 4002 Military Science 4 3
   Concentration Courses 9
   Restricted Elective (HUM) 3
      15

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 123

Concentration (select one 21-credit specialization)

Strategic Communication–Business
CREDITS
BUS 3601 Marketing Principles 3
COM 3440 Public Relations 3
COM 4440 Strategic Communication 3
COM 4777 Senior Design Project 3
Nine credit hours from the following:
   Restricted Electives (BUS 3xxx) up to 9
   Restricted Electives (COM 3xxx) up to 6

  

Strategic Communication–Science and Technology CREDITS
COM 3231 Writing about Science 3
COM 3440 Public Relations 3
COM 4440 Strategic Communication 3
COM 4777 Senior Design Project 3
Nine credit hours from the following:
   Restricted Electives (COM 3xxx) up to 6
   Restricted Electives (Engineering or Science) up to 9