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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2001-2003

Department of Military Science United States Army ROTC

 

C29 Cooper Hall
(585) 395-2249

 

Chairperson: David Thompson; Professor: Thompson; Assistant Professors: Hetherington, Mandrick, Smith.

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The military science program offers courses of study leading to an academic minor in military science and an officer's commission in the United States Army. Students may enroll in lower division courses without military service obligation. The courses provide theoretical and practical training in leadership and management principles and applications, basic military skills and officer responsibilities.

The military science program at the upper-division level consists of instruction in military skills, tactics, communications, and practical leadership experience.

The lower-division portion must be completed before enrollment in the upper division is approved. All students in the upper-division receive stipends of $200 per month for each month in school up to $2,000 per academic year. Admission to the upper-division program requires the acceptance and approval of the Professor of Military Science, (585) 395-2249.

Additional military training available through participation in the program includes, the U.S. Army's Airborne School, Air Assault School, Northern Warfare School, and Army Nurse Training. Other typical activities during a semester include field training exercises at an Army installation, adventure training trips (skiing, rock climbing, laser tag), and military formals. Merit-based scholarships are available to interested and qualified students. All scholarships pay for full tuition, a flat rate for textbooks and an allowance of up to $2,000 for every year the scholarship is in effect.

Option 1 Academic Minor and U.S. Army Officer's Commission

Lower Division (22 credits)
Credits
  MSC 101 Becoming a Master Student I
2
  MSC 102 Becoming a Master Student II
2
  MSC 201 Military Skills I
3
  MSC 202 Military Skills II
3
  Four approved three-credit liberal arts core courses with grades of "C" or better (standard breadth components)
12
   
  Total:
22
   
  or
1. Satisfy any or all of the following requirements with the approval of the Professor of Military Science:
  A. Completion of a special accelerated "compression" program of study
or
B. Prior military service participation (honorable), which includes as a minimum successful completion of military basic training
or
C. Completion of a special five-week summer training program
(ROTC Camp Challenge) conducted off-campus (all expenses paid by the department
10
   
2. Four approved three-credit liberal arts core courses with grades of "C" or better (standard breadth components)
12
   
  Total:
22
   
Upper Division (19 credits)
 

MSC 301 Leadership and Management

4
  MSC 302 Intermediate Leadership and Management
4
  MSC 401 Advanced Military Science I
4
  MSC 402 Advanced Military Science II
4
  One approved Military History Course with grade of "C" or better
3
   
  Total:
19
   
Option 2 Minor in Military Science Only
Lower Division (10 credits)
  MSC 101 Becoming a Master Student I
2
  MSC 102 Becoming a Master Student II
2
  MSC 201 Military Skills I
3
  MSC 202 Military Skills II
3
   
  Subtotal:
10
   
  or
   
  Meet one of the requirements listed below with the approval of the professor of Military Science:
  A. Completion of a special "compression" program of study
or
B. Prior military service participation (honorable), which includes as a minimum successful completion of military basic training
or
C. Completion of a special five-week summer training program (ROTC Camp Challenge) conducted off-campus (all expenses paid by the department)
10
   
*Upper Division (11 credits)
  MSC 301# Leadership and Management
4
  MSC 302# Intermediate Leadership and Management
4
  One approved Military History Course with grade of "C" or better
3
   
  Subtotal:
11
  Total:
21

* Cross-enrolled students who are under contract with AFROTC or students who complete another commissioning program (such as Marine PLC) may apply with the PMS for alternate upper division credit.

# Applicants for the minor will receive only academic credit but not commissioning credit.

Military Science Courses

MSC 101 Becoming a Master Student I (A). Provides instruction, coaching, and practice in the basic skills and disciplines needed for success as a college student. Additionally, provides an introduction to the role, organization, and operation of the United States Army. Classes meet for one hour of classroom instruction and two hours of leadership lab per week. Students incur no military obligation. Meets GEP 100 requirement. 2 Cr. Fall.

MSC 102 Becoming a Master Student II (A). Provides continued instruction, coaching, and practice in basic skills and disciplines needed for success as a college student. Additionally, provides an introduction to the role, organization, and operation of the United States Army. Classes meet for one hour of classroom instruction and two hours of leadership lab per week. Students incur no military obligation. 2 Cr. Spring.

MSC 103 Basic Self Defense (A). Provides an understanding of situations that place students in jeopardy of physical harm. Develops skills to avoid or avert potential physical confrontations, to include negotiation with potential attackers. Introduces skills essential to provide for self-defense when conflict is unavoidable. Provides information for dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of an attack. Includes lectures and demonstrations, as well as practical application in mock-attack simulations. 1 Cr. Each Semester.

MSC 201 Basic Military Skills I (A). Prepares students for entry and transition into the Advanced ROTC program. Includes topics such as first aid, communications (by electronic, oral and written means), physical fitness, and weapons systems. Classes meet two hours for classroom and two hours for leadership lab per week. Students incur no military obligation. 3 Cr. Fall.

MSC 202 Basic Military Skills II (A). Provides practical knowledge of the various forms of topographic representation. Allows students to interpret and use maps in terrain association and land navigation exercises. Applies classroom and practical application skills to topographic symbols, the military grid system, determining azimuths, vehicular navigation, pace and distance determination, as well as field expedient methods. Classes meet two hours for classroom and two hours for leadership lab per week. Students incur no military obligation. 3 Cr. Spring.

MSC 301 Leadership and Management (B). Prerequisite: Chairperson's permission. Provides the basic foundation of tactical instruction with emphasis on preparation for Advanced Camp. Begins with Advanced Land Navigation Techniques. Practice offensive patrolling techniques and defensive operations throughout the semester. Evaluates MS III students in leadership positions within the structure of the Cadet Battalion. Classes meet for three hours of classroom instruction and two hours of leadership lab per week. 4 Cr. Fall.

MSC 302 Intermediate Leadership and Management (B). Provides the final portion of a cadet's preparation for Advanced Camp. Allows students to further their leadership instruction and progress in positions of responsibility within the battalion. Focuses on military communication, and continued land navigation testing. Places cadets in the optimum posture for success at Advanced Camp. Classes meet for three hours of classroom instruction and two hours of leadership lab per week. 4 Cr. Spring.

MSC 401 Advanced Military Science I (B). Provides a study of command and staff functions; the Army Training Management System; preparation and conduct of military briefings/meetings; and an overview of the Military Justice System. Evaluates performance within the cadet battalion command structure throughout the semester. Classes meet three hours for classroom and two hours for leadership lab per week. 4 Cr. Fall.

MSC 402 Advanced Military Science II (B). Provides a study of professionalism and ethics; international conventions and agreements; the Army Logistics System; the Army Personnel Management System; the role of the non-commissioned officer and how to lead him/her; and the transition from cadet to lieutenant. Continues to evaluate performance within the cadet battalion command structure throughout the semester. Classes meet three hours for classroom and two hours for leadership lab per week. 4 Cr. Spring.