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Basic Course 

The basic course takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class or lab each semester. You will learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership and start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take the Army ROTC basic courses without a military commitment.

ML I, Freshman class

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

Sample Schedule: Freshman

    • Military Leadership I (ML1010/1020)
    • 2 PT (Fitness) hours/week                
    • 1 Class hour per week 
    • 2  Lab hours/every other week
    • 1  FTX (Off Campus Training)/ semester
    • 1  Social Event

ML II, Sophomore class

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

Sample Schedule: Sophomore

    • Military Leadership II (ML2010/2020)
    • 2 PT (Fitness) hours/week
    • 1 Class hour per week
    • 2 Lab hours/every other week
    • 1 FTX (Off Campus Training)/semester
    • 1 Social Event

Labs common to all basic course cadets:

  • Rock climbing wall
  • Combat water survival
  • Rappelling
  • Drill and Ceremony
  • Land navigation
  • Marksmanship training
  • Lectures by Army leaders
  • Sports Day


Advanced Course

The advanced course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus a summer leadership camp. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. To benefit from the leadership training in the advanced course, all cadets must have completed either the basic course or have attended the leader’s training course. Entering the advanced course requires a commitment to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

ML III, Junior class

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

ML IV, Senior class

    • Training the Force
    • Military Justice
    • Ethical Decision Making
    • Personnel Management
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Post and Installation Support   
    • Military Operations and Tactics

Labs common to all advanced course cadets:

  • Fire team movement
  • Squad tactical training
  • Platoon patrolling
  • Combat water survival
  • Drill and Ceremony
  • Land Navigation (Orienteering)
  • Marksmanship Training
  • Sports Day

Note: The senior cadets conduct the planning and execution for all the battalion labs.