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Basic Course – No Obligation!
- Freshman and Sophomore year…. No Obligation
- Earn up to Ten Credit Hours towards your degree
- Textbooks provided at no cost to student
- Leadership Skills to prepare for the future
- Make new friends and gain lifetime mentors
- Learn new things, have fun, gain confidence and build trust
Develop these Skills
- Mental Agility
- Sound Judgement
- Problem Solving
Military Science 101 (Fall Only) –3 credit hours, meets once a week
MSL 101 introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies critical to effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, and the Army profession.
Military Science 102 (Spring Only) - 3 credit hours, meets once a week
MSL 102 introduces Cadets to the professional challenges and competencies that are needed for effective execution of the profession of arms and Army communicaiton. Through this course, you will learn how Army ethics and values shape your army and specific ways that these ethics are inculcated into Army culture.
Military Science 201 (Fall Only) - 3 credit hours, meets twice a week
MSL 201 explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced through planning, executing and assessing team exercises.
Military Science 202 (Spring Only) - 3 credit hours, meets twice a week
MSL 202 examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills
Advance Course – Making a Commitment to Serve!
Military Science 301 (Fall Only) & Military Science 302 (Spring Only)- 4 credit hours, meets twice a week
MSL300 Cadets will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, Cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Field Training Exercise (FTX).
Military Science 401 (Fall Only) & Military Science 402 (Spring Only)- 4 credit hours, meets three times a week
MSL 400 introduces Cadets to the challenges of mission command and gaining an understanding of the Army Profession. Cadets learn the basics of what mission command is and how it is used in Army operations. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army.
To enroll in the Advance Course Cadets must have completed one of the following:
- Basic Course
- Completion of Basic Camp
- Prior service and have completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, either while on Active Duty or as a member of the Reserve or National Guard.
- Academically considered a Junior and able to graduate in four semesters.
Cadet participation in the Advance Course does incur a military obligation. Military obligation depends on the Cadet's status: either scholarship or non-scholarship.
Cadets who have been awarded an Army ROTC scholarship have a military obligation of four years on Active Duty and 4 years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).
Cadets who have not been awarded an Army ROTC scholarship incur a three year Active Duty obligation and five years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).
If a Cadet chooses to enter the Reserve Component or National Guard upon commissioning his or her obligation is eight years in that particular component.