This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Building 77, Room 157
|College:||Education and Professional Studies|
The Military Science Department’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program of instruction qualifies the student for a commission as an officer in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard. The curriculum compliments any undergraduate or graduate course of study that leads to a degree and provides a base for initial entry into the Army’s educational program.
The ROTC program emphasizes leadership and management training. A laboratory provides experience in a range of leadership positions. Practical experience is gained at a summer camp normally attended between the junior and senior years. Men and women undergo the same military training throughout the ROTC program.
The four-year military science curriculum includes a two-year basic course of study and a two-year advanced course of study. Students enter the four year program as freshmen or sophomores.
The two-year ROTC program is designed for junior college and other non-ROTC college transferees. Four-year students with only two years of school remaining who receive placement credit for the basic course of study may also enroll. Graduate students may qualify for enrollment in the two-year course of study.
The courses which comprise the basic course of study are normally taken as electives in the freshman and sophomore years. These courses prepare students for the advanced course of study by familiarizing them with organization of the Army, military skills, and military traditions. Students do not incur any military obligation as a result of enrolling in the basic course of study.
To enroll, a student must be physically and morally qualified, a full-time degree-seeking student at the University, and a U.S. citizen.
The advanced course of study covers leadership and management, the exercise of command, military teaching methods, tactics, logistics, administration, history, and military justice. Leadership experience and command experience are provided by assigning advanced course students as cadet officers and noncommissioned officers.
For entry into the advanced course of study students must satisfy the following:
After all entry requirements are met, the student must execute a written agreement (contract and enlistment) with the U.S. Army to complete the advanced course of study, to attend a summer camp at the time specified, and to accept a commission if tendered unless relieved from contract by proper authority.
Students desiring a commission in the U.S. Army must complete the following requirements:
|18 sh of military science courses including:|
|MSL 1001||Foundations of Officership||1|
|MSL 1002||Basic Leadership||1|
|MSL 2101||Individual Leadership Studies||2|
|MSL 2102||Leadership and Teamwork||2|
|MSL 3201C||Tactical Leadership||3|
|MSL 3202C||Applied Leadership||3|
|MSL 4301C||Developmental Leadership||3|
|MSL 4302C||Leadership in a Complex World||3|
Textbooks and uniforms required for participation in the Army ROTC basic and advanced course are furnished by the Department of Military Science.
Cadets selected for admission into the advanced course and who sign a contract and enlistment qualify for a nontaxable monetary allowance for each month of enrollment during the academic year. Juniors receive $450 per month; seniors receive $500 per month. Freshman and sophomore cadets with an Army ROTC scholarship receive $300 or $350 per month. In addition, students receive approximately $900 for the CIET and CLC.
Financial assistance is available in the form of ROTC four-year, three-year, and two-year scholarships for selected students. Under this program, the Army will pay tuition and fees or room and board, a flat rate per semester for textbooks, and other required expenses. In addition, the student receives the monetary allowance described above.
Most students entering the program by attending CIET are eligible to compete for two-year scholarships while at the camp. Coordination should be made with the ROTC office for application at the beginning of the spring semester prior to enrollment.
The Military Science Department sponsors several activities throughout the year which are designed to enhance the student’s participation in college activities, develop leadership skills, and provide a solid foundation for commissioning into the Officers’ Corps. Some examples are physical conditioning, rappelling, orienteering, visits to military installations, overnight field training exercises, and a military ball in the spring.
The Minor in Military Science assists ROTC students in meeting the criteria for a commission as an Officer in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. The courses emphasize leadership and management training while a laboratory provides experience in a range of leadership positions. Practical experience is gained at a summer camp normally attended between the junior and senior years. The minor is only open to ROTC students.
The Military Science Minor requires 12 semester hours of upper division work in military science. None of the 12 military science hours may be taken online and a grade of "C" or higher is required for all courses in the minor.