The Field of Study
The Military & Strategic Studies major sharpens and expands knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in your basic MSS core course on military theory and strategy for airmen. All MSS majors take four major's core courses, including Philosophy 311, an examination of the uniquely violent and ethically demanding context of the military profession, a forward-looking seminar in future concepts, and a two-year MSS research sequence concluding with a formal thesis paper and presentation on a topic of your choice. In your second-class year, you select a topic and publication submission outlet and with an advisor, experience your first research methods course, designing what will become your undergraduate capstone thesis. As a first-class cadet, you complete your major’s thesis and if it meets editor standards, submit it for publication.