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Army ROTC Courses

Basic Courses


The Military Science Basic Courses are open to all students and can be taken with no obligation to the military.



Military Science I

  • MSC 101: Introduction to Leadership (Fall Term: 1 Semester Hour)
  • MSC 102: Introduction to Leadership (Spring Term: 1 Semester Hour)

Military Science I courses will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to leadership - Values, attributes, skills, and actions
  • Personal development - Time management, stress management, health and fitness, goal setting, and communications
  • Field work - Orienteering, map reading, land navigation, and basic tactics
  • Officership and the Army profession

Military Science II

  • MSC 112: Applied Leadership (Fall Term: 2 Semester Hours)
  • MSC 111: Applied Leadership (Spring Term: 2 Semester Hours)

Military Science II courses will cover the following topics:

  • Foundations of leadership - Team building, situational leadership, adaptive leadership, and leadership analysis
  • Personal development - Briefings, interpersonal communication, effective writing, and advanced time management
  • Field work - Advanced map reading, terrain analysis, route planning, problem solving, battle drills, and offensive operations
  • Army values - Ethics and consideration of others

Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses

Students must complete all of the Military Science Basic Courses or have constructive credit (completion of the Leaders Training Course or Military Basic Training) for the basic courses before enrolling in the Advanced Courses. The advanced courses are also reserved for students pursuing a commission in the U.S. Army.

Military Science III

  • MSC 220: Advanced Leadership & Tactics I (Fall Term:  3 Semester Hours)
  • MSC 221: Advanced Leadership & Tactics II (Spring Term: 3 Semester Hours)

Military Science III courses will cover the following topics:

  • Adaptive team leadership - Team dynamics, developing future leaders, leadership styles, and behavior
  • Personal development - Effective communications and stress management
  • Field work - Advanced map reading, intelligence preparation of the battlefield, troop leading procedures, and squad tactics
  • Army values - Ethics and warrior ethos

Military Science IV

  • MSC 240: Advanced Applied Leadership I (Fall Term:  3 Semester Hours)
  • MSC 241: Advanced Applied Leadership II (Spring Term: 3 Semester Hours)

Military Science IV courses will cover the following topics:

  • Developmental and adaptive leadership - Physical fitness programs and effective communications
  • Careers in the Army - Training, risk management process, counseling, evaluation reports, and career management
  • Field work - Military decision making process, organization for combat, military history, and supply and logistics
  • Military professional ethics - Ethical decision making, ode of conduct, rules of engagement, and cultural awareness

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