Military Science Courses
Military Science Level I:
- MSC 101 Leadership and Personal Development. (1 hr.)
- Introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and Army operations. Focus is placed on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army Leadership Dimensions while gaining an understanding of the ROTC program.
- MSC 102 Introduction to Tactical Leadership. (1 hr.)
- Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Focus is placed on the building of stronger relationships among Cadets through common experience and practical interaction.
- Military Science 101-102 Lab
- Learn and practice basic soldier skills and field craft. Build self-confidence and team building leadership skills through activities in drill, and basic marksmanship.
Military Science Level II:
- Military Science 201 Innovative Team Leadership. (2 hrs.)
Learn/apply ethics-based leadership skills that develop individual abilities and contribute to the building of effective teamwork. Develop skills in oral presentations, writing concisely, planning of events, coordination of group efforts, advanced first aid, land navigation and basic military tactics. Learn fundamentals of ROTC’s Leadership Assessment Program.
- Military Science 202 Foundations of Tactical Leadership. (2 hrs.)
- Examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex contemporary operating environment. This course highlights dimensions of the cross-cultural challenges of leadership in a constantly changing world and applies these to practical Army leadership tasks and situations. Focus is on developing greater self awareness as Cadets practice communication and team building skills.
- Military Science 201-202 Lab.
- Practice and refine the basic soldier skills and field craft learned. Build self-confidence and team-building skills through leadership opportunities.
Military Science Level III:
- Military Science 301 Adaptive Team Leadership(3 hrs.)
- Provides challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills as well as systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities. Focus is on integrating the principles and practices of effective leadership, military operations, and personal development in order to adequately prepare Cadets for the summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).
- Military Science 302 Leadership in Changing Environments (3 hrs.)
- Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build Cadets awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Reviews aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. Requires Cadets to conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. Focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment.
- Military Science 301-302 Advanced Lab.
- Develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of leadership positions. Students are responsible for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of training.
Military Science Level IV:
- Military Science 401 Developing Adaptive Leaders (3 hrs.)
Develops Cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of staff, and providing feedback to subordinates. Requires Cadets to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC Cadets. Provides lessons on military justice and personnel processes to prepare Cadets for the transition to Army officers. Focus is on analyzing, evaluating, and instructing Cadets at lower levels and preparing for the first unit of assignment.
- Military Science 402 Leadership in a Complex World (3 hrs.)
- Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment. Examines differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Focus is on preparing Cadets for their first unit of assignment using case studies and scenarios.
*All Students are required to attend a weekly leadership lab, physical fitness training and a weekend field training exercise each semester.