Courses

Military Science (MS)

Freshman Year

MS 1. Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking (1 unit)
Organization and function of the U.S. Army; basic traditions, customs, and protocol. Introduction to basic leadership skills, map reading, and management techniques.

MS 2. Introduction to the Profession of Arms (1 unit)
Training in basic soldier skills and survival techniques in a field environment. Focuses on basic training skills, first-aid procedures, field crafts, and survival techniques.

MS 50A. Freshman Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to freshman Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. 

Sophomore Year

MS 11. Leadership and Decision Making (2 units)
Basic rope work to include knots and rappelling, basics of orienteering and land navigation, basic marksmanship and military briefings.

MS 12. Army Doctrine and Team Development (2 units)
Principles of leadership; principles of resource management; group goal attainment focusing on leader, group, and situational needs.

MS 50B. Sophomore Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to sophomore Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. 

Junior Year

MS 131. Training Management and the Warfighting Functions (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Personnel management problems and techniques of motivation as applied to a military environment; techniques and methods of instruction; application of basic military skills; military law.

MS 132. Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3 units)
Prerequisite: MS 131 or permission of instructor. Principles of tactics and operations; organization of small units and their employment; field orders and instructions; small unit leadership techniques.

MS 150A. Junior Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to junior Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. Must be taken each semester a student is enrolled in the Advanced Course.

Senior Year

MS 141. The Army Officer (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Military Professional Ethics, Military Justice, Command and Staff Functions, Mission and Organization of the U.S. Army and Military Correspondence.

MS 142. Company Grade Leadership (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Required course for MS IV cadets. Instruction focuses on transitioning cadets to lieutenants. Topics include responsibilities of army officers, army leadership doctrine, introduction to insurgency, and the army promotion system. Emphasis on skills used early in an officer's career.

MS 150B. Senior Leadership Laboratory (1; max total 2 units)
Open to senior Army ROTC students. Practical work to augment classroom instruction. Weekly morning laboratories plus one field trip each semester. Must be taken each semester a student is enrolled in the Advanced Course.

Required for Commissioning

MS 192. Military History (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Directed reading in military history and/or the role of the army in the formulation of national policy in consultation with a faculty adviser. Requires a substantial writing requirement.

Additional optional courses

MS 13. Cadet Basic Camp (CBC) (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A four-week training program during the summer. This course is a "no obligation" look at the U.S. Army's basic leadership skills and training overview. Training is held and pay provided at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

MS 133. Cadet Advance Camp (CAC) (3 units)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A four-week summer camp conducted at Fort Knox, KY. Topics include familiarization with U.S. Army weapons systems, military skills, confidence training, light infantry tactics, and leadership and management techniques.

MS 190. Independent Study (1-3; max total 6 units)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.