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Basic and Advanced Course Programs ROTC Courses Offered at USU

The two year program is intended for the person that has finished junior or community college, is beginning a two-year postgraduate study, is a high school graduate planning to attend a Military Junior College, or is entering their junior year of college. In order to be eligible for this program the student must attend the Leader's Training Course for five weeks.

The four year program consists of the Army ROTC Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The Basic Course is usually taken over two academic years. Classroom courses include military history, leadership development, and national defense.

After completing the Basic Course a cadet moves to the Advanced Course which includes such classes as tactics, ethics, and professionalism. At the National Advanced Leadership Camp, a cadet participates in real life situations that refine leadership skills. This occurs between the Junior and Senior year of college.

When a student graduates from college as an Army ROTC Cadet, they will earn the rank of Second Lieutenant. Their career as an Officer will be just beginning, and they'll find a variety of interesting Officer career fields in the Army.

Some of these include:

  • Aviation Corps
  • Dental Corps Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • JAG Corps Attorney
  • Medical Corps Officer
  • Medical Service Corps Officer
  • Nurse Corps Officer
  • Ordnance Officer
  • Quartermaster Officer
  • Transportation Officer
  • Veterinary Corps Officer

More information on branches (Officer career fields) can be found here.

Basic Course Requirements (11 credits)

  • MSL 1010 - Leadership and Personal Development (2 cr)
  • MSL 1020 - Foundation in Leadership (2 cr)
  • MSL 2010 - Innovative Tactical Leadership (2 cr)
  • MSL 2020 - Leadership in Changing Environments (2 cr)
Advanced Course Requirements (15 credits)
  • MSL 3010 - Adaptive Team Leadership (3 cr)
  • MSL 3020 - Leadership Under Fire (3 cr)
  • MSL 4010 - Developing Adaptive Leaders (3 cr)
  • MSL 4020 - Leadership in a Complex World (3 cr)
  • HIST 4810- American Military History (3 cr)
Electives for Military Science Minor (6 credits)
  • MSL 1015 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 1025 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 2015 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 2025 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 2110 - (BSS) Foundations of Leadership (3 cr)
  • MSL 2400 - Physical Readiness (repeatable; take 1 credit per semester) (1 cr)
  • MSL 2420 - Ranger Preparation (2 cr)
  • MSL 2430 - Air Assault (2 cr)
  • MSL 2440 - Airborne Operations (2 cr)
  • MSL 2510 - Leader's Training Course (1-6 cr)
  • MSL 3015 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 3025 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 3110 - Staff Organization and Operations (1-3 cr)
  • MSL 3210 - Independent Study (1-3 cr)
  • MSL 4015 - Military Science Leadership Lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 4025 - Military Science Leadership lab (1 cr)
  • MSL 4110 - Advanced Staff Operations (1-3 cr)
  • MSL 4400 - Advanced Physical Readiness (1 cr)
  • MSL 4510 - ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (1-10 cr)
  • MSL 4520 - Cadet Troop Leadership Training (2 cr)
  • MSL 4610 - Military History Seminar ( 3 cr)

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