Minor in Military Studies

Learn about historical and contemporary issues in the U.S. military.

Park University’s Minor in Military Studies, offered by the School of Humanities, is designed to help students develop a solid foundation in research, communication and writing skills while studying war and statecraft from a historical perspective. Students in this program will also discuss issues related surrounding intelligence, terrorism and peacekeeping.

Locations & Learning Options

When you choose the Military Studies Minor program at Park University, you’ll be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus, at one of our Kansas City area campus centers, or at one of over 40 campus centers nationwide. You may also take classes online.

The Minor in Military Studies requires a minimum of 18 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Online


HIS 211 The Great War, 1914-1918 …………… 3 cr.

HIS 330 U.S. Military History …………… 3 cr.

HIS 332 World War II ……… 3 cr.

PO 320 American Foreign Policy ………………. 3 cr.

Plus additional Hours from electives

and/or Military Service Credit …………… 6 cr.

TOTAL ………………. 18 cr.

Learn the history of the U.S. military and principles of foreign policy in this minor program.

Students in the Military History Minor program will examine the interaction of the military, cultural, social, institutional, and international factors that have shaped U.S. military history.


Our program will expand your expertise for careers in the following areas of military:

  • Department of Defense
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
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Program Highlights

As you pursue a Minor in Military Studies at Park University, you’ll explore the Great War (World War I), World War II, and gain an overview of U.S. military history. You will also develop a knowledge base in U.S. contemporary foreign relations policy, including analysis of the factors affecting American foreign policy and the governmental institutions concerned with the progress and execution of foreign policy.


Park University faculty are highly-qualified experts who are committed to your academic and professional development.


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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.