Participation in this minor is contingent upon completion of the ROTC core (Option 1, 2 or 3) listed above and acceptance as a contracted student in the advanced course in the Army ROTC program. Application may be made at the military science department, Peterson Hall.
Military Science Minor Core
No military obligation is incurred under Option 1 or Option 3.
Military Science Core Total Credits: 11
- Select 3 credits from the list of approved electives Credits: (3)
Military Science Core Total Credits: 11
No military obligation is incurred under Option 1 or Option 3.
Verification of completion of prior military service initial entry program. This option is by permission only. See department for further information.
Select from the following - Credits: 2-5
- CS (Computer Science), Any Course Credits: (4-5)
Military Science Program Information
College of Education and Professional Studies
Peterson Hall, room 202
Mail Stop 7569
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
LTC Scott W. Carpenter, infantry
LTC Scott W. Carpenter, MED, administration and leadership, BS, justice studies
MAJ Aaron R. Johnson, military intelligence, criminal justice
CPT Benjamin M. Glasgall, field artillery, BA, history
CPT Andrew S. Partin, armor, psychology
MSG Kori J. Kvalevog, infantry
SFC Francisco J. H. Hinojos, air defense artillery
Kevin I. Bannister, GS, supply technician
David M. Mirro, GS, human resource technician
Angela Moore, program coordinator
Andrew Van Den Hoek, recruitment operations officer
The Department of Military Science’s courses are designed to prepare scholars, athletes, and junior leaders for commissioning in the U.S. Army. Students who complete the Military Science Program and meet commissioning requirements will be eligible for a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. The on-campus instructional program is designed to fit into the regular academic schedule of the university and is taught by Army professors and instructors.
The academic program consists of military science, leadership labs, and off-campus summer training. Academic studies include courses in basic military tactics, principles of leadership, officership, communication, personnel and logistics management, staff management procedures, physical conditioning, land navigation, and military law. Various training activities are scheduled each quarter to further familiarize the student with the ROTC Program.
Textbooks and uniform items are furnished through the Department of Military Science. The MSL 100 and MSL 200 classes are open to any student to explore their military interests and are non-contractual. Advancement to MSL 300 and MSL 400 courses to complete a minor in military science is by permission only.
Upon completion of the military science core (OPTION 1, 2, or 3; see below) requirements, leadership development and assessment course, and receipt of a bachelor’s degree, students seeking an officer commission are able to select full-time employment (active Army) or part-time employment through the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve.
Additional information concerning the Military Science Program may be obtained by writing: Central Washington University, Military Science, Peterson Hall, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7569, stopping by the military science department in Peterson Hall, room 202, calling 509-963-3518, or by visiting the military science website at www.cwu.edu/~roo/.
Post Bachelor’s Degree Fellowships: Graduating seniors may compete for several fully-funded Army graduate fellowships.
Transfer Students: Students transferring from other institutions, including community colleges considering entrance in the Military Science Program must make an appointment for a departmental interview for candidacy and scholarships.
Graduate Students: Graduate students interested in obtaining a commission as a second lieutenant should contact the Department of Military Science in Peterson Hall for academic planning and application.
Veterans: Veterans are encouraged to contact one of the military science academic advisors for information and outline of benefits available while participating in the ROTC program.
Scholarships: ROTC scholarships pay tuition and required fees. They’re awarded on merit-academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews. Four-, three- and two-year scholarships are available each academic year to qualified students. Applications can be obtained from the military science department.
Stipends: All fully contracted cadets receive a stipend ($300 freshman, $350 sophomore, $450 junior, $500 senior) for each academic month plus an allowance for books and other educational items. Non-scholarship students can receive the stipend as a contracted cadet during their last two years.
Special Training Opportunities: Summer training opportunities are through the Department of the Army Schools. The available schools include: airborne (parachute) training, air assault training, Northern Warfare School, and special forces. Additionally, Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT) is also available to all cadets who have completed the military science minor core, been accepted in the military science minor, completed the MSL 301, 302, and 303 courses of study, and the leader development and assessment course. CTLT provides leadership experience in an active Army unit for two weeks prior to returning for the senior year of college study. CTLT is available in the U.S., Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Specialized training opportunities are by permission only.
Prerequisites for Advancement to the Military Science Minor
- Admission into the MSL minor will be based upon an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
- The department chair may admit a limited number of students with GPAs under 2.5.
- Students seeking the military science minor must complete all application requirements prior to declaring military science as a minor.
- Complete the core requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- The Department of Military Science reserves the right to modify these requirements in special cases.
College of Education and Professional Studies Information
Administration and Organization
Paul Ballard, (Black Hall, room 228)
Ethan Bergman, PhD RDN (Black Hall, room 228)
VACANT (Black Hall, room 228)
Mail Stop 7415
The mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is to prepare competent, enlightened citizens who will enhance their respective professions, commit themselves to socially responsible leadership, and help develop the global economy in a spirit of cooperation. Each academic unit of the college has developed specific goals to address this mission.
Graduates of the College of Education and Professional Studies programs are Professionally Prepared and Profession Ready, or P3R. Graduates enter the job force right after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on their profession.
The Education programs at CWU are all about preparing students to enter the greatest profession in the world….Teaching! Our Education programs approach learning in a supportive and positive environment where students and staff share responsibility for knowledge, and where students and staff value working and learning together. Graduates enter their teaching positions after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on the students they teach.
CEPS facilitates communication between and among the respective disciplines that contribute to the preparation of educators, including teachers, school administrators, and school psychologists. Supporting the mission, purpose, and governance structure of CEPS is the constructivist philosophy-a belief that knowledge is actively created by learners and made meaningful when learners relate new information to prior knowledge.
The Teacher Preparation Program is administered through CEPS. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into the Teacher Preparation Program. Students must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and meet specific application criteria before being admitted. For more information about the Teacher Certification process, link to www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification/.
The Professional Studies at Central Washington University strives to deliver innovative applied science and technology programs that develop competent globally responsible citizens who contribute to their respective professions. The vision of Professional Studies at CWU is to be recognized as a premier learning community dedicated to providing relevant and authentic learning experiences.
College of Education and Professional Studies programs value:
- Excellence in teaching
- A rigorous academic and learning environment
- The preparation of students for successful careers
- Accreditation and industry standards
- Applied research
- Creative, diverse and innovative ideas
- Open, collaborative environments
- Partnerships with external constituents
- The use of current technology
- Professionalism, integrity, and responsible citizenship
- Life balance
For more information about the Departments and Programs, go to the departments listed below.
The Department of Aerospace Students (AFROTC). CWU’s Air Force ROTC detachment is designed to recruit, educate and commission officer candidates with a mission of developing quality leaders for the Air Force.
The Department of Aviation is a regional leader in professional aviation education, attracting individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of flight. Established in 1975, it is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Aviation Management and Professional Pilot and has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of the industry.
The Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum houses the Professional Education Program (PEP), Field Experiences, Instructional Foundations undergraduate degree, and Master Teacher Graduate Program.
The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction Management offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Construction Management, Safety and Health Management, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Technology Education. The department also offers a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers degree programs in: Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising; Business and Marketing Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Family Studies; Global Wine Studies; and Recreation, Tourism and Event Management. The department offers a graduate Master of Science with specializations in Family Studies and Career and Technical Education, and is the home of the International Sustainable Development Institute.
The Department of Health, Educational Administration and Movement Studies. Graduates in this department are prepared to enter careers as physical education and school health teachers or in a wide variety of public health/community settings. They also have master level degrees in School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Higher Education, Health, and Physical Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration.
The Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) offers high demand undergraduate and graduate programs blending technical skills with soft skills in the areas of Administrative Management, Information Technology, Web and Database Management, Retail Management Technology, Network Management, Project Management, and Cybersecurity. Degree programs are offered on campus, hybrid, 100% online, and self-paced competency based. Find out more: www.cwu.edu/it-management
The Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Education (LLSE) offers programs for teacher candidates interested in developing educational pK-12 specialties in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language; Literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and Special Education. Each program leads to an endorsement for the Washington State teaching certificate.
The Department of Military Science (AROTC) houses the Army ROTC program at CWU. The mission of the Wildcat Battalion is to recruit, educate, coach, mentor and commission outstanding scholars, athletes and leaders inspired for service in our nation’s Army.
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences prepares students in a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans including clinical physiology, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, and paramedicine.
The Department of Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children (TEACH) is committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.
Aerospace Studies (AFROTC): Richard Warr, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Peterson Hall, room 203)
Aviation: Sundaram Nataraja, PhD (Black Hall, room 225-1)
Educational Foundations and Curriculum: Ian Loverro, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)
Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction: Lad Holden, Master of Technology (Hogue Hall, room 107)
Family and Consumer Sciences: Rob Perkins, EdD and Duane Dowd, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 100)
Health, Educational Administration, and Movement Studies: Heidi Henschel-Pellett, EdD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Information Technology and Administrative Management: Robert Lupton, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 203)
Language, Literacy, and Special Education: Janet Finke, PhD (Black Hall, room 204-6)
Military Science (AROTC): Jonathan Ackiss, Lt. Colonel (Peterson Hall, room 202G)
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences: Keith Monosky, PhD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children: Keith Salyer, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)