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Course Description

The ROTC curriculum consists of two parts: the basic course and the advanced course. The basic course is normally pursued by the student during the freshman and sophomore years, and the advanced course is normally pursued during the junior and senior years. Each advanced-course student is entitled to an allowance of $300-500 per month up to 10 months per year. Each advanced-course student is required to attend a six-week ROTC summer camp at the completion of their junior year. For this summer training, the student receives over $700.00 plus travel pay to and from camp. Successful completion of the ROTC program qualifies the student for appointment as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

General Objectives

  • To motivate selected students
  • To provide an understanding of the nature and operation of the United States Army
  • To develop the leadership and managerial potential of students
  • To encourage the development of mental and moral standards essential to military service
  • To train students for commissioning in the United States Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard


Total Semester Hours: 26

(Basic Leadership Training can be substituted for the 100 and 200 level courses in certain situations.)

Requirements for Commissioning

26 hours Military Science

  • 3 hours American Military History - HIST 304
  • 3 hours Written/Advanced Communication Skills - GEEN 310
  • 3 hours Computer Literacy
  • 3 hours Human Behavior

Contact the Professor of Military Science for additional information.

NOTE: ROTC students have an option of regular schedule class time for HPER 170 selecting the Special ROTC time of 0530-0700. See catalog for course schedule.

Programs (Minor) in Department

A Minor in Military Science is offered with a minimum of 15 hours of study.

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