Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Basic Course:

The Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college. The course counts as an elective. It involves the Military Science I and II Courses with a lab, physical training, and field exercises. You learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership, and start the process of becoming an Army Leader. There is no military commitment for the first two years of the program.

Freshman Year: Preparing for success as an Army Officer

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Army Leadership
  • Army Customs and Traditions
  • Military Operations and Tactics
  • Goal Setting and Accomplishment
  • Health and Physical Fitness

Sophomore Year: The role of an Officer

Topics covered include:

  • Applied Leadership Theory
  • Communications
  • Principles of War
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Advanced Course:

The Advanced Course takes place during your junior and senior years. It consists of the Military Science III and IV Courses with a lab, physical training, field training exercises, and a summer leadership camp. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning, and decision making. To attend the Advanced Course you must have completed either the Basic Course or have attended CIET. Attending the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Army Officer upon graduation. 

Junior Year: Leading small tactical units

Topics covered include:

  • Command and Staff Functions
  • Law of War
  • Weapons
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Senior Year: Transition to becoming an Officer

Topics covered include:

  • Training the Force
  • Military Justice
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Personnel Management
  • Military Operations and Tactics