The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) courses prepare young men and women to become leaders as commissioned officers in the U. S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Students seeking a commission must:

  • complete the basic course sequence by the end of the sophomore year, consisting of: MSL-101, 102, 111 (required for all contracted cadets), 201 and 202 or receive credit for the Leader’s Training Course (LTC), JROTC, or successful prior service with the U.S. Army,
  • complete the advanced course sequence, consisting of: MSL-301, 302, 401 and 402
  • complete the 32-day Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington, between the junior and senior years,
  • pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT),
  • pass both the basic commissioning swim test and the Combat Water Survival Test (CWST),
  • meet or exceed all university degree requirements.

Any student may take basic courses during their freshman and sophomore years (MSL-101, 102, 111, 201 and 202) without incurring a military obligation. Courses numbered 301 and greater are open to contracted ROTC cadets only.

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