Military Science Curriculum Requirements

Army ROTC Cadets work in Davis Memorial Library

Traditionally, Army ROTC is a four-year program. The first two years are taken in your freshman and sophomore years (Basic Course). You can take the Basic Course on a trial basis for up to two years (unless you’re on an Army ROTC scholarship).

The second two years are taken in your junior and senior years (Advanced Course). And, during the summer between your junior and senior years, you will attend National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, which will give you hands-on training and the confidence you can’t learn in the classroom.

During the summer, you may choose to further your training by attending schools such as Airborne, Air Assault, Northern Warfare, and Mountain Warfare. You may also train in places such as Hawaii, Germany, or Korea.

Minor Requirements

The Military Science minor consists of 21 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • MSL 1010 Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking (1 s.h.)
  • MSL 1020 Introduction to Tactical Leadership (1 s.h.)
  • MSL 2010 Leadership and Decision Making (2 s.h.)
  • MSL 2020 Foundations of Tactical Leadership (2 s.h.)
  • MSL 3010 Training Management and the Warfighting Functions (3 s.h.)
  • MSL 3020 Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3 s.h.)
  • MSL 4010 Mission Command and the Army Profession (3 s.h.)
  • MSL 4020 Mission Command and the Company Grade Officer (3 s.h.)
  • MSL/HIS 4210 The American Military Experience (3 s.h.)
Credit for MSL 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020 may be awarded if the student has completed U.S. Army Basic Training
and Advance Individual Training. Credit will be determined by the Officer of the Registrar.