University Catalog 2023-2024

Military Science (MS)

MS 101  Introduction to Leadership and Values I  (1 credit hours)  

This course introduces students to fundamental components of service as an officer in the United State Army. Initial lessons form building blocks of progressive lessons in values, fitness, leadership and officership. Classroom instruction includes"life skills" including physical and mental fitness, communication theory, and interpersonal relationships. Upon completion, students will be prepared to receive more complex leadership instruction.

Prerequisite: Freshman standing or Sophomore standing

Typically offered in Fall only

MS 102  Basic Military Leadership  (1 credit hours)  

Familiarizes students with the fundamentals of map reading, land navigation techniques, small unit tactics and leadership, personal goal setting, Army Leadership and values, ethical decision making as well as Army basics.

Typically offered in Spring only

MS 201  Intermediate Leadership Theory I  (2 credit hours)  

Instruction is orientated on communication and leadership theory using practical exercise to apply communications and leadership concepts. Critical "life skills" and their relevance to success in the Army are stressed. Upon completion of this course, students will understand fundamental principles of leadership, and be prepared to intensity practical application in subsequent coursework.

Typically offered in Fall only

MS 202  Intermediate Leadership Theory II  (2 credit hours)  

This course focuses on the purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. Coursework will include origins of Army institutional values and practical application in decision making and leadership. Upon completion of this course, studentswill possess and understanding of leadership and officership, demonstrate the ability to apply these skills, and be prepared for the Advanced Military Science Program.

Prerequisite: MS 101

Typically offered in Spring only

MS 295  Special Topics in Military Leadership  (3 credit hours)  

Intensive supervised study in applied military leadership and management in an organization or historically applied scenario. Departmental approval required.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MS 301  Military Leadership and Training Management  (3 credit hours)  

Organizational leadership and processes in the Army; leadership activities and key management functions. Management and conduct of group training activities.

Prerequisite: ROTC advanced course cadet

Typically offered in Fall only

MS 302  Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations  (3 credit hours)  

This course covers the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, students will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Field Training Exercise (FTX). Students will write peer evaluations and receive feedback on his/her abilities as a leader and how to improve those leader skills that can further develop into a successful Army Officer.

Prerequisite: ROTC Advanced Course Cadets

GEP Social Sciences

Typically offered in Spring only

MS 401  Advanced Military Science - Leadership and Systems Management  (3 credit hours)  

A course designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of staff operations and procedures, military correspondence, and the U.S. Army training management system. Also included are the Officer Personnel Management and Officer Evaluation Report systems (OPMS/OER), the Army logistics system, mobilization and deployment, and intelligence/electronic warfare.

Prerequisite: MS 301, MS 302

Typically offered in Fall only

MS 402  Advanced Military Science - Military Justice, Ethics and Professionalism  (3 credit hours)  

The role of military justice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the procedures for accomplishing certain legal actions. Ethics and professionalism of the officer corps. Also included are counseling techniques and continued preparation for the transition from cadet to commissioned officer. Emphasis on student interaction and small group exercise practical application.

Prerequisite: MS 401

Typically offered in Spring only

MS 495  Special Topics in Military Science  (3 credit hours)  

Individualized readings/research of Company Command level issues and implementation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, DOD Policies, and additional duties required of company grade officers. Departmental approval required-advanced course students only.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring