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Military Science - Army ROTC
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
is a unique course of study that complements an existing degree-producing
program. By taking the Military Science courses, in addition to their
regular major, MSU students are offered the opportunity to receive a Presidential
Commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. A graduate of the program may
elect to serve as an officer in either the active Army or in the National
Guard/Army Reserve as a part-time soldier (one weekend a month and two
weeks in the summer).
ROTC enhances a student's education by providing unique leadership and
management training. The experiences provided by Army ROTC have proven
to make a significant impact in the graduate's endeavors with many large
businesses and corporations actively seeking this qualification for potential
professional employees. Army ROTC provides leadership experience.
The Four-Year Program
The four-year Army ROTC Program is divided into two parts called the
Basic Course and the Advanced Course.
The Basic Course is usually taken during the first two years and covers
such subjects as management principles, national defense, military history,
and leadership development. In addition, a variety of outside social and
professional enrichment activities are available. All necessary ROTC uniforms
and other essential materials are furnished at no cost. After completing
the Basic Course, students who have demonstrated the potential to become
an officer and who have met the physical, medical, and scholastic standards
are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Course.
The Advanced Course is taken during the final two years of college. It
includes instruction in organization and management, tactics, ethics,
professionalism and advanced leadership development.
During the summer between the junior and senior years of college, Advanced
Course students attend a fully-paid five-week training session called
the Leader Development and Assessment course. The Leader Development and Assessment
course gives students the chance to practice what they have learned in the
classroom, and apply their leadership skills.
The Two-Year Program
The two-year program is designed for a student who did not take ROTC
during their first two years of school, or for students who have prior
military service to their credit. The two-year program is also available
to National Guard and Army Reserve college students that are participating
in the Simultaneous Membership Program.
Several options exist for students to enter the Two-Year Program. For
students with no previous military experience, a summer introductory military
orientation session called the Leaders' Training Course is most often
required. This is a fully-paid four-week course.
After successfully completing Leader's Training Course, students who
meet all the necessary enrollment requirements continue in the Advanced
Army ROTC Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Army ROTC scholarships for two, three and four years are awarded on a
competitive basis to the best qualified students who apply.
Four-year scholarships are awarded to students who will be entering college
as freshmen. Based on the availability of scholarships, three- and two-year
scholarships are awarded to students already enrolled in college.
Each scholarship covers tuition and fees, a specified amount for textbooks,
supplies and equipment, plus an allowance of $2,500 to $4,000 for every
year the scholarship is in effect.
Special consideration for an Army ROTC scholarship is given to students
pursuing degrees in nursing, engineering, the physical sciences, and other
technical skills in demand by the Army. Students who receive a scholarship
must earn an undergraduate degree in the field in which the scholarship
High Technology in Today's Army
Today's Army offers students the opportunity to learn valuable cutting-edge
technology skills. Army careers in such fields as aviation, advanced electronics,
laser technology, and computer programming are available to students who
can accept the challenge of working within a rapidly changing technological
environment. In the Army, students learn from experts and gain first-hand
experience working with some of the most sophisticated equipment available.
Students who complete ROTC training and receive a degree in a high-tech
area can look forward to an important career experience in the Army and
a solid future in the world of rapidly expanding technology.
The minor in Military Studies is offered to any student completing the
courses of study listed below. The minor not only prepares cadets for
active duty service but also provides them the opportunity to study one
of our country's major instruments of power, the United States Military.
In addition to studying Air Force & Army organization, missions, and operations,
the student will gain a broader perspective of the military in general
by completing a course in American Military History & a cross-service
curriculum emphasizing our country's focus on "Joint" military operations.
|Take four of the following:
| MAS 110--Foundations of the Air Force I
| MAS 111--Foundations of
the Air Force II
| MAS 210--Employment of Air & Space Power I
| MAS 211--Employment of Air & Space Power II
| MSG 101--Introduction to Military Lifestyles
| MSG 103--Problem Solving & Leadership
| MSG 200--Leadership Management & Life
| MSG 201--Advanced Leadership Concepts and
|Take the following course:
| MSG 203--American Military History
|Take one of the following:
| MAS 309--Field Training, 4 week
| MSG 303--Military Science Ldr Dev & Assessment Course
|Take five of the following:
| MAS 310--Air Force Leadership
and Management I
| MAS 311--Air Force Leadership
and Management II
| MAS 410--National Security
Affairs/Prep for Active Duty I
| MAS 411--National Security
Affairs/Prep for Active Duty II
| MSG 301--Small Unit Tactics & Methods
| MSG 302--Preparation for Ldr Dev & Assessment Course
| MSG 401--Senior Seminar I
| MSG 402--Senior Seminar II
|Total Military Aerospace Studies & Military Science
**If a student is not accepted into MAS 309 or MSG 303 by the respective
military service, the student can substitute an additional upper division
course along with MSG 470, physical fitness training.
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