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Army ROTC Basic Course

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

Freshman Year: Preparing for Success as an Officer

Course# MS101 and MS102

  • Introduction to Army Leadership
  • Army Customs and Traditions
  • Military Operations and Tactics
  • Goal Setting and Accomplishment
  • Health and Physical Fitness
Sophomore Year: The Role of an Officer

Course# MS201 and MS202

  • Applied Leadership Theory
  • Communications
  • Principles of War
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Army ROTC Advanced Course

The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus attendance at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course the summer after your junior year. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. To benefit from the leadership training in the Advanced Course, all cadets must should complete either the Basic Course or have attended the Leader's Training Course to enter the advance course. Entering the Advanced Course will eventually require a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

Junior Year: Leading Small Tactical Units
Course# MS301 and MS302
  • Command and Staff Functions
  • Law of War
  • Weapons
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership
  • Military Operations and Tactics
Senior Year: Transitioning to Becoming an Officer

Course# MS401 and MS402

  • Training the Force
  • Military Justice
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Personnel Management
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Post and Installation Support
  • Military Operations and Tactics