Office: Department of Military Science; Varsi Hall, Room 232, Santa Clara University; 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Lieutenant Colonel, Sean C. Chang
Captain Travis Newman
Captain Chris Strain
Master Sergeant Geoffery Landon
Sergeant First Class Cristhian Sanchez
Military Science offers an interdepartmental minor which consists of courses taught by active duty Army personnel. The purpose of the minor is to acquaint the university student with the fundamental principles of national security and military history, to introduce the techniques and principles of modern warfare, and to develop character and leadership skills. All undergraduate students are eligible for a minor in Military Science. Those wishing a career as an Army Officer after graduation should contact the Department of Military Science.
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management. The term Basic Course refers to first and second year courses (MILS 1A-MILS 1B, and MILS 2A,MILS 2B, MILS 2C), which are designed for beginning students who want to qualify for entry into the Advanced Course and for those students who may want to try Military Science without obligations. A number of popular or challenging extracurricular activities are associated with these courses. A student can also qualify for entry into the Advanced Course by completing only the summer encampment, Leader’s Training Course (LTC) (MILS 2C). Outstanding students in this course may receive a two-year scholarship.
Advanced Leadership and Management. The Advanced Course consists of the courses MILS 2A,MILS 2B, MILS 2C, and MILS 140A-MILS 140B. It is open to students who have completed the Basic Course or earned placement credit for it (various methods). The Advanced Course qualifies a student for a commission as an officer in the United States Army. Students must complete MILS 130C, a five week leadership evaluation camp during the summer, in sequence unless otherwise approved by the Professor of Military Science. Students receive a monthly stipend during the school year. Students who do not desire to compete for a commission as an officer in the Army may take these courses for academic credit with approval by the Professor of Military Science.
Labs and Field Exercises
During each semester of class work, weekly leadership lab participation is required. Two off-campus exercises involving adventure training, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, leadership training and survival skills are optional for non-scholarship basic course students. Two off-campus exercises for Advanced course students are mandatory with the focus on leadership and military skills.