The four-year Army ROTC program is divided into two parts:

  • the Basic Course
  • the Advanced Course

The Basic Course is usually taken during the freshman and sophomore years:

COURSETITLES.H.
Basic Course
Freshman and Sophomore Years
MSCI 1510Introduction to ROTC1
MSCI 1520Introduction to Leadership1
MSCI 2610Self Team Development2
MSCI 2620Individual/Team Military Tactics2
No military commitment is incurred during this time. After completing the Basic Course, students who have demonstrated officer potential and meet physical and scholastic standards are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Course.
Advance Course
Junior and Senior Years
MSCI 3710Leading Small Organizations 13
MSCI 3720Leading Small Organizations 23
MSCI 4810Leadership Challenges and Goal-Setting3
MSCI 4820Transition to Lieutenant3
ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC)
Summer between MS III and MS IV (junior and senior years)
MSCI 3740ROTC Advanced Camp4
Total Semester Hours22

In MSCI 3740 ROTC Advanced Camp students put into practice the leadership and tactical skills they have acquired in the classroom.

All students in the Advanced Course receive uniforms, pay for the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), and a living allowance each school year.

Before entering the Advanced Course, an individual signs a contract that certifies an understanding of the service obligation. This obligation may be fulfilled in a variety of ways depending on the individual's personal preference and the needs of  the Army at the time of commissioning.

Scholarship graduates incur an eight-year obligation and are required to serve one of the following obligations:

  • two years on active duty and four years in an Army Reserve
  • National Guard unit then two years in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  • three years on active duty and five years in the IRR
  • four years on active duty and four years in the IRR
  • eight years in Army Reserve or National Guard unit

Nonscholarship graduates are required to serve one of the following obligations:

  • two years on active duty and six years in the IRR
  • three years on active duty and five years in the IRR
  • four years on active duty and four years in the IRR
  • six years in an Army Reserve or National Guard unit and two years in the IRR
  • eight years in the IRR

All commissionees incur a service obligation of eight years with service being either full-time active duty or part-time in the reserves. The mix of active and reserve duty is determined by the needs of the Army, the cadet's performance, and the type of contract the cadet signed (scholarship or nonscholarship, guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty or participation in the Simultaneous Membership Program of the Army Reserve/National Guard).

COURSETITLES.H.
MSCI 1510Introduction to ROTC1
MSCI 1520Introduction to Leadership1
MSCI 2610Self Team Development2
MSCI 2620Individual/Team Military Tactics2
MSCI 3710Leading Small Organizations 13
MSCI 3720Leading Small Organizations 23
MSCI 4810Leadership Challenges and Goal-Setting3
MSCI 4820Transition to Lieutenant3
Total Semester Hours18