Why Military Science at Lyon?
Many of the students in the military science course are part of the new Lyon College ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Program - Scots Detachment. ROTC members can apply for full-tuition scholarships from the Army National Guard, which can be stacked with other scholarships, as well as a monthly stipend for books and living expenses. The leadership skills and experience gained from military science courses are valuable for any career, not just military service.
Ways To Get Involved
Students can participate in Lyon College ROTC, a four-year program that trains future officers of the United States Army, Army Reserves, or National Guard. Cadets who have prior service and have completed basic combat training are only required to take the junior- and senior-level courses. Physical fitness training is a required part of the ROTC curriculum. Additionally, a two-hour lab is conducted each week to put classroom knowledge into practical application.
For more information on the required courses for a Military Science concentration, view our courses page.
Careers for Military Science Concentration
ROTC contracted students can pursue the major of their choice at Lyon and are required to develop an academic plan with the assistance of college faculty and ROTC instructors. Upon the completion of their required military service the Lyon graduate will find that the leadership and organizational skills developed during their time in the Army or National Guard provide a competitive edge in the post-graduate job market. Additionally, depending upon the area of interest, the Army can help pay for graduate programs in specific fields.
Mid-Career Median U.S. Salaries for Military Science Concentration
Clinical Psychologist- $141,000
Account Executive- $46,000
Credentialing Coordinator- $42,000
District Manager- $75,000
Business Analyst- $79,000
For more information on admissions to Lyon College, visit our Admissions page.