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Military Science (MILSCI) Courses

(No military obligation at lower-division level)

Students wishing to attend the corresponding labs with the basic course must meet the eligibility requirements of an enrolled student in the ROTC program.

Lower Division

MILSCI 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE ARMY (1-0-1)(F). Introduction to the Army, Profession of Arms, and basic Soldier skills. Examines the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. Development of basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining a complete understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Basic Soldier skills to survive in a field environment to support their development as an Army leader. Learn to perform basic Soldier skills to survive in a field environment and support their development as an Army leader. For ROTC cadets. COREQ: MILSCI 101L.

MILSCI 101L INTRODUCTION TO THE ARMY LAB (0-1-1)(F). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 102 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (1-0-1)(S). Introduction to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Focuses on personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, and communication. Learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leaders to communicate effectively. Introduces squad level tactics. For ROTC cadets. COREQ: MILSCI 102L.

MILSCI 102L FOUNDATIONS IN LEADERSHIP LAB (0-1-1)(S). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 104 CORPS PHYSICAL FITNESS (0-3-1)(S). This course is a requirement for all contracted cadets. It is designed to help form the building blocks of fitness, leadership, and officership which is embedded in a values-based structure. Develop and implement a physical fitness plan using the U.S. Army PRT (Physical Readiness Training) program, focusing on strength, mobility and endurance. Addresses the importance of physical fitness as a “lifestyle” along with practical application of communication theory and interpersonal relationships. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/CHAIR.

MILSCI 201 APPLIED TACTICAL LEADERSHIP (2-0-2)(F). Emphasizes leadership and ethics. Explores the advantages of different leadership styles. Students conduct leadership analysis of famous leaders and self-assessment of their own leadership style. Stresses the Army Values and Ethics and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service. For ROTC cadets. COREQ: MILSCI 201L.

MILSCI 201L APPLIED TACTICAL LEADERSHIP LAB (0-1-1)(F). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 202 INNOVATIVE TACTICAL LEADERSHIP (2-0-2)(S). Focuses on Army doctrine and team development. Requires students to understand and demonstrate competencies as they relate to Army doctrine. Reinforces lessons on the Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service. For ROTC cadets. COREQ: MILSCI 202L.

MILSCI 202L INNOVATIVE TACTICAL LEADERSHIP LAB (0-1-1)(S). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

Upper Division

MILSCI 301 ADAPTIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F). Students analyze, test, and relate the fundamentals of Training Management and Army operations through the Army’s Warfighting Functions. Prepares students to plan, prepare, and execute training for a squad conducting small unit tactics. For ROTC cadets. PREREQ: Completion of lower-division MILSCI courses, qualified prior military service, or Basic Camp graduation; and PERM/CHAIR. COREQ: MILSCI 301L.

MILSCI 301L ADAPTIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP LAB (0-1-1)(F). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 302 LEADERSHIP IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS (3-0-3)(S). Focuses on applied leadership in small unit operations. Students study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of direct level leadership and small unit tactics at the platoon level. Teaches students to plan, coordinate, navigate, motivate, and lead a platoon in the execution of a mission. Prepares students for Cadet Summer Training / Advanced Camp that cadets must complete at Fort Knox, KY, before commissioning. For ROTC cadets. PREREQ: MILSCI 301 and PERM/CHAIR. COREQ: MILSCI 302L.

MILSCI 302L LEADERSHIP IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS LAB (0-1-1)(S). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 401 DEVELOPING ADAPTIVE LEADERS (3-0-3)(F). Focuses on development of the Army Officer. Students develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, resource, execute, and assess training at the small unit level. Reinforces Army programs that support counseling subordinates and evaluating performance, values and ethics, career planning, and legal responsibilities. Familiarizes students with how to plan, prepare, execute, and continuously assess training at the company level. For ROTC cadets. PREREQ: MILSCI 302 and PERM/CHAIR. COREQ: MILSCI 401L.

MILSCI 401L DEVELOPING ADAPTIVE LEADERS LAB (0-1-1)(F). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 402 LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD (3-0-3)(S). Students develop knowledge, skills, and abilities required of junior officers in the Army, focusing on Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. Includes small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and an Oral Practicum. The Oral Practicum tests the students’ abilities to apply knowledge gained throughout all of the Military Science curriculum. Prepares cadets for their Basic Officer Leader Course – B. For ROTC cadets. PREREQ: MILSCI 401 and PERM/CHAIR. COREQ: MILSCI 402L.

MILSCI 402L LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD LAB (0-1-1)(S). COREQ: ROTC program status. (Pass/Fail.)

MILSCI 493 MILITARY SCIENCE INTERNSHIP (V-V-6)(F,S,SU). This course will allow cadets to apply skills acquired throughout their time in Army ROTC to further prepare them for commissioning as officers in the Army, Army Reserves, and Army National Guard. PREREQ: PERM/CHAIR.