The Department of Military Science provides the opportunity for students to pursue a career as an officer in the United States Army. Completion of Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) requirements and recommendation for appointment by the Professor of Military Science may result in commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the active or reserve force components of the Army of the United States, as determined by the Secretary of the Army.
The mission of the Department of Military Science is to offer leadership training through classroom instruction and labs in order for students to grow and develop into commissioned officers in the United States Army. The AROTC program is composed of the basic course and the advanced course. The basic course consists of four courses (1201, 1202, 2203, 2204), with the Leadership Lab taken each semester as a co requisite. No military obligation is incurred by enrollment in the basic course, except by Army ROTC Scholarship Cadets. The basic course may be completed, partially or fully, by various alternative methods (e.g., through credit for specific types of Junior ROTC or other military training, as determined by the professor of military science, or through completion of a six-week summer Leader’s Training Course). The advanced course consists of four courses (3305, 3306, 4307, 4308), with the leadership lab taken each semester as a co requisite, and a five-week Leader Development and Assessment Course, usually attended during the summer between the junior and senior years. Army ROTC scholarships are available to qualified applicants (both those already enrolled in the AROTC program and those not yet enrolled) through annual competition.
- To provide courses to increase students’ understanding of the Army and of the concepts and vocabulary needed for successful military service.
- To provide basic leadership courses for students seeking future military service in the United States Army.
- To recruit, train, and develop selected students to serve as commissioned officers in the Active Army, Army National Guard, or the US Army Reserve.
- To provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles of military art, science, and to develop leadership and managerial potential.
- To develop a basic understanding of associated professional knowledge.
- To instill the Army Values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, integrity, and personal courage.