Military Science and Leadership Advanced Course Requirements

Entry into the ROTC Advanced Course for commissioning is open to students who have:

  • earned a GPA of 2.00 or higher
  • attained junior status or are graduate students
  • met established Army medical and physical fitness standards
  • completed or received placement credit for the Basic Course requirements 
  • demonstrated the requisite leadership potential
  • departmental approval

Students pursuing a commission must successfully complete the following ROTC Advanced Course classes:

Course Title Credits
MSC 301Training Management and the Warfighting Functions3
MSC 307Training Management and the Warfighting Functions Lab2
MSC 302Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations3
MSC 308Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations Lab2
MSC 305Cadet Summer Training-Advanced Camp3
MSC 401The Army Officer3
MSC 407The Army Officer Lab2
MSC 402Company Grade Leadership3
MSC 408Company Grade Leadership Lab2

Additionally, HY 304 American Military History (3)/MSC 304 American Military History (3), and approved core curriculum courses in written communications, computer literacy, math reasoning and human behavior must be successfully completed before commissioning. Contact the Department of Military Science for specific details as to approved courses. Normally during the summer before their senior year, students must attend and successfully complete the Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, KY, prior to commissioning. This course is approximately four weeks in duration and students earn three credit hours under MSC 305 Cadet Summer Training-Advanced Camp (3).

ROTC nursing students have an additional opportunity to participate in a three week Nurse Summer Training Program and earn three credit hours under NU 444 Implementation of Professional Nurse Role (3).