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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 and 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: Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking / Introduction to the Profession of Arms

Course# MLSC 1201 (Fall) and MLSC 1202 (Spring)

  • Introduction to the Army
  • Critical Thinking for Effective Leadership
  • Introduction to the Profession of Arms
  • Effective Communication
  • Health and Physical Fitness
Sophomore Year: Leadership and Decision Making / Army Doctrine and Team Development

Course# MLSC 2301 (Fall) and MLSC 2302 (Spring)

  • Tactical Leadership Strategies
  • Team Dynamics and Decision Making
  • Dimensions of Terrain Analysis, Patrolling, and Operation Orders
  • Assess Leadership Styles, Practice Communication and Team Building Skills

Army ROTC Advanced Course

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

Junior Year: Training Management and the Warfighting Functions / Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations

Course# MLSC 3301 (Fall) and MLSC 3302 (Spring)

  • Introduction to Squad/Platoon Tactical Operations
  • Leadership Labs
  • Hands-On Performance-Oriented Environment
  • Builds on Tactical Lessons Introduced in MLSC 3301
  • Formulations of Solutions to Tactical and Organizational Problems
Senior Year: The Army Officer / Company Grade Leadership

Course# MLSC 4301 (Fall) and MLSC 4302 (Spring)

  • Advanced Course with Primary Emphasis on Officership
  • Cadet-To-Commissioned Officer Transition
  • Integration Into the Army
  • Emphasis on Critical Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Necessary for Newly Commissioned Officers