Military Science (ROTC)

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ROTC student group photoThe objective of the military science instruction within Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) is to prepare academically and physically qualified college women and men for the rigor and challenge of serving as an officer in the United States Army-Active, National Guard, or Reserve. To that end, the program stresses service to country and community through the development and enhancement of leadership competencies which support and build on the concept of service leadership.

The 100- and 200-level Military Science courses are open to all full-time students, and are an excellent source of leadership and ethics training for any career. They do not require a military commitment for non-contracted students. The 300- and 400-level military science courses are only open to Contracted Cadets. ROTC is traditionally a four-year program; however, a sophomore may complete the program in three years, and those with prior service including the National Guard and the United States Army Reserve may be eligible to complete the program in two years. Contracted Cadets are required to attend summer training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. All students and Cadets participating in military science courses are required to attend physical training, labs, and two weekend Leadership Training Exercises each semester. Uniforms are provided to Contracted Cadets. Course material is on Blackboard; there are no  textbooks.

Contracted Cadets are commissioned by Congress upon the completion of the program and receiving a university degree. Students and Cadets may compete for an Army ROTC Scholarship. Students interested in military science are strongly encouraged to meet with an ROTC adviser as early as possible to determine prerequisites, scholarship eligibility, and for specific requirements in contracting.

Scholarships cover 100% tuition and fees, plus a book allowance of $1,200 per year and a monthly stipend of $300-$500. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the scholarship and enrollment officer.

Note: A maximum of 20 semester hours earned in ROTC programs may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree at PLU.

Advance course students must take or have taken a professional military education history course that includes one of the following:

    • HGST 200: Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    • HIST 329: Europe and the World Wars, 1914-1945
    • HIST 349: U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIST 352: The American Revolution
    • IHON 257: The Human Experience (Topic: The Experience of War)
    • PHIL 224: Military Ethics
    • POLS 332: International Conflict Resolution
    • other courses approved by the professor of military science

Military Science (MILS) - Undergraduate)

MILS 101 : Introduction to Military Science

An introduction to the United States Army. Includes an introduction to military science and its organization, leadership, land navigation, map reading, operation orders, and the traditions of the United States Army. Provides a look at the military as a profession and its ethical base. Course includes Army Physical Fitness Test and training. (2)

MILS 102 : Introduction to Military Science

An introduction to the United States Army. Includes an introduction to military science and its organization, leadership, land navigation, map reading, operation orders, and the traditions of the United States Army. Provides a look at the military as a profession and its ethical base. Course includes Army Physical Fitness Test and training. (2)

MILS 201 : Fundamentals of Leadership

A continuation of basic officer skills. Areas of emphasis are team building, squad tactics, operations orders, land navigation, ethics and professionalism, total fitness and military first aid. (2)

MILS 202 : Fundamentals of Leadership

A continuation of basic officer skills. Areas of emphasis are team building, squad tactics, operations orders, land navigation, ethics and professionalism, total fitness and military first aid. (2)

MILS 301 : Training Management

The overall objective of this course is to integrate the principles and practices of effective leadership, professional competence, adaptability, teamwork, comprehensive fitness, military operations, and personal development in order to adequately prepare the student to be an officer in the military. (3)

MILS 302 : Applied Leadership

The overall objective of this course is to integrate the principles and practices of effective leadership, professional competence, adaptability, teamwork, comprehensive fitness, military operations, and personal development in order to adequately prepare the student to be an officer in the military. (3)

MILS 401 : Professionalism and Ethics

Covers Army values, ethics, and professionalism, responsibilities to subordinates, self, and country, law of land warfare, and the resolution of ethical/value dilemmas. Also covers logistic and justice systems and the interaction of special staff and command functions. (3)

MILS 402 : Professionalism and Ethics

Covers Army values, ethics, and professionalism, responsibilities to subordinates, self, and country, law of land warfare, and the resolution of ethical/value dilemmas. Also covers logistic and justice systems and the interaction of special staff and command functions. (3)

MILS 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. This course is not an alternate or substitute for the previous listed required courses. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

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