Aims and Objectives: The primary purpose of the Department of Military Science is to develop the future officer leadership of the United States Army and to motivate young people to become better citizens. Students enrolled in the ROTC Program receive instruction in the fundamentals of leadership with emphasis on loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, students learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the United States Army. The program objectives focus on the overall development of a student to lead Soldiers and organizations in the 21st century. 1. Students develop into leaders of tomorrow as Commissioned Officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. 2. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of leadership with emphasis on loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and ethics. 3. Students assess the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership within teams, groups, and organizations through direction, problem solving, listening, and effective communications. 4. Students are challenged to explore the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles within team dynamics through leadership attributes and competencies in relation to military operations. 5. Students practice, study, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad and platoon tactical operations receiving feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. 6. Students transition from an academic student focus to a military student focus by holding leadership positions with the Cadet Battalion training, organizing, mentoring, and evaluating underclass students within the Military Science Program. Program of Instruction: The Department of Military Science offers both a four-year and two-year program of instruction. Students begin the Military Science program during their freshman year, but may enter as late as their junior year. a. Four-Year Program. This program consists of the Basic Course (freshman and sophomore years) and the Advanced Course (junior and senior years). During the Basic Course, students must complete four courses (two credit hours each) and four labs (one credit hour each). The courses provide a general knowledge of the U.S. Army (to include career opportunities), develop selected leadership traits, such as poise and self-confidence, and teach basic military skills. Entry into the Advanced Course requires completion of the Basic Course and attendance at the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, KY after their freshman or sophomore academic year. During the Advance Course, students qualify for a U.S. Army commission, by completing four courses (two credit hours each) and four labs (one credit hour each), and attending the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky between their junior and senior academic years. During the school year, students in the Advanced Course receive a non-taxable subsistence allowance of $450 per month for juniors and $500 for seniors. b. Two-Year Program. This program allows direct entry into the Advanced Course via these methods:
(1) Junior ROTC graduate.