Army ROTC Basic Course

The Basic Course normally takes place as elective courses during your first two years in college. It typically involves one elective class or lab each semester. You will learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, as well as start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Course without a military commitment.

  • MIL 101 - Introduction to Military Science (1 credit hour) 
  • MIL 102 - Introduction to Leadership (1 credit hour)
  • MIL 201 - Leadership/Military Tactics (2 credit hours)
  • MIL 202 - Leadership/Team Development (2 credit hours)

Army ROTC Advanced Course

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The Advanced Course takes place as elective courses during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus a summer leadership course. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning, and decision making. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate. Juniors who did not take the Army ROTC Basic Course must first complete Leaders Training Course before entering the Army ROTC Advance Course.

  • MIL 301 - Military Leadership and Operations 1 (3 credits hours)
  • MIL 302 - Military Leadership and Operations 2 (3 credits hours)
  • MIL 401 - Leadership Challenge/Goal Setting (3 credit hours)
  • MIL 402 - Leadership Challenge/Goal Setting (3 credit hours)

Minor in Military Science

A minor in military science is a 21-credit-hour program requiring students both classroom and hands-on experience.

  • MIL 101 - Introduction to Military Science (1 credit hour) 
  • MIL 102 - Introduction to Leadership (1 credit hour)
  • MIL 201 - Leadership/Military Tactics (2 credit hours)
  • MIL 202 - Leadership/Team Development (2 credit hours)
  • MIL 301 - Military Leadership and Operations 1 (3 credit hours)
  • MIL 302 - Military Leadership and Operations 2 (3 credit hours)
  • MIL 401 - Leadership Challenge/Goal Setting (3 credit hours)
  • MIL 402 - Leadership Challenge/Goal Setting (3 credit hours)
  • 3 credit hours of history electives

Training Exercises

  • Cadet Initial Training (four weeks between the freshman and sophomore years) 
  • Cadet Summer Training (four weeks between the junior and senior years)
  • Fall Field Training Exercise (three or four days during fall semester)
  • Spring Combined Field Training Exercise (three days during spring semester)
  • Senior Staff Ride (four-day trip to Washington DC and Civil War battlefields)
  • Senior Leadership 
  • Development Exercise (three days during spring semester)

Competitions