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2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science Program

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Commissioning Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of:

The Basic Course (MISC 103 , MISC 104 , MISC 200 , MISC 204  or Basic Cadet Summer Training)
The Advanced Course (MISC 301 , MISC 302 , MISC 401 , MISC 402 )
Advanced Cadet Summer Training)
A course in Military History (HIST 327 );
e. Swimming diagnostic test

  1. The cadet must:

Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
Pass a Department of Defense medical examination within 24 months of the date of commissioning;
Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test within thirty (30) days of commissioning date; and
Not have exceeded the 27th birthday by June 30th of the commissioning year for non-prior service cadets (32nd birthday for prior service cadets).

Program Description

The Military Science program is based on a four-year curriculum structured to be integrated with the normal baccalaureate degree program. The program provides flexibility through a number of options and alternatives. These alternatives recognize previous military related experience, such as Junior ROTC or prior military service and provide for accelerated or compressed instruction to allow late entry into the program.

The Four-Year Curriculum

The Four-Year Program is divided into two parts: The Basic Course and the Advanced Course.

The Basic Course is usually taken during the freshman and sophomore years of college (MISC 103 , MISC 104 , MISC 200 , MISC 204 ) and covers such subjects as management principles, national defense, physical fitness, first aid and leadership development. There is no military obligation for enrollment in the Basic Course. After they have completed the Basic Course, students who have demonstrated the potential to become officers and who have met the physical, moral and scholastic standards are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Course.

The Advanced Course is usually taken during junior and senior years (MISC 301 , MISC 302 , MISC 401 , MISC 402 ). It includes instruction in organization and management, tactics, ethics, professionalism, and further leadership development.

During the summer between their junior and senior years, Advanced Course cadets attend a fully paid, five- week Cadet Summer Training. This course gives cadets the opportunity to put into practice the theories and principles they learned in the classroom and introduces them to life in the U.S. Army from both a garrison and a field perspective.

The Two-Year Program

The Two-Year Program is designed for juniors and community college graduates, transfer students, or students entering a two-year post-graduate course of study. Some students with prior military science also qualify for enrollment into the Advanced Course, along with the students in the four year program. Basic Cadet Summer Training will provide students the opportunity to gain the same experiences, knowledge, and skills as their con- temporaries who have taken the first two years of ROTC. Automatic enrollment into the Advanced Course is contingent on the completion of a fully-paid, five- week Basic Cadet Summer Training, normally held during the summer between their sophomore and junior years.

Placement Credit

The Chairperson of Military Science may elect to provide from one to two years placement credit for the Basic Course to the following categorized students:

3-year Junior ROTC graduate;
Honorably-discharged veterans;
Members of the Reserves or National Guard who have completed basic training;
Sophomores and 2nd year transfer students without two years Basic Course credit.

All students must be academically aligned as juniors (60 plus credits). Sophomores, 2nd year transfer students or community college graduates who have not completed the two-year Basic Course phase of ROTC may receive placement credit by attending a special Basic Cadet Summer Training. Interested students should contact the Military Science Department.

Students who are in one of the above categories should arrange for an interview with the Military Science Department to determine their status.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

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