Military Studies Minor

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 25 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.


  • Online
  • Parkville
  • Moody Campus Center


Dr. Debra Sheffer

Associate Dean
Professor of History

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

Students in the Military Studies 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.

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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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