The first two years of the ROTC program, the Basic Course, covers subjects such as first aid, marksmanship, and small unit tactics. We place strong emphasis on leadership development.
Some of the classes in the Basic Course:
MS 1000, Basic Physical Conditioning (1 credit hour)
MS 1010, Basic Military Science I (2 credit hours): Practical application in adventure-oriented skills; rappelling and land navigation. Leadership development, first aid, and the Army's organization
MS 1020, Basic Military Science I (2 credit hours): Further development in adventure-oriented skills; basic rifle markmanship, land navigation, first aid, and leadership development. Field trip/orientation visit to an Army post.
MS 2000, Basic Physical Conditioning (1 credit hour) MS 2010, Basic Military Science II (2 credit hours): Leadership, small unit tactics, and weapons training
MS 2020, Basic Military Science II (2 credit hours): Map reading, effective oral communication, land navigation, marksmanship, and small unit tactics. Military Science is voluntary for all students.
Those students electing to take Military Science during their freshman and / or sophomore years will not be required to take Physical Education those years.
Students incur no military obligation by attending Basic Course Military Science classes during their freshman and/or sophomore years. After the Basic Course, you can progress to the Advanced Course.
The Leader's Training Course (LTC) is a summer alternative to make up for the Basic Course requirements for those students who did not take ROTC during the school year. LTC is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training Cadets receive in the Basic Course. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in the Army ROTC Advanced Course on campus-provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate).
Students interested in LTC should contact our office early during their Spring semester as admission is competitive and limited.