The Military Leadership/National Security Studies Program is designed for students who are interested in the historical, political, cultural, ethical, and legal dimensions of national security policy, as well as the place and role of the military in American society. Those who successfully complete the Minor receive the National Security Studies Program Certificate and have their participation noted on their transcripts. Students who wish to participate in the program must apply for admission in the fall of their sophomore year.
Students enrolled in the military leadership and national security studies program must complete one required course during each of their final three years at Hampden-Sydney College:
Students also must complete at least two courses from separate departments. The following courses are acceptable electives for this program:
In addition, candidates for the ML/NSS certificate will be expected to satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
Participation in the Military Leadership/National Security Studies program should enrich the training received by students enrolled in the ROTC program or who hold positions with National Guard or Reserve units.
Students need not be in the ROTC program to participate in the ML/NSS certificate program, and participation in the ROTC program will not guarantee admission to the ML/NSS certificate program.