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Military Science/ROTC

Students

NOTE:This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

Freshmen

For freshman, the way to start is by enrolling in MILS 110 or MILS 112. This is the basic ROTC class and does not require any military obligation. The great part about this class is that you get to see the many incredible opportunities Army ROTC has in store for you. In addition, ROTC classes count as electives in most major degree programs.

At the end of the year, if you are still interested in becoming a contracted member of the Army ROTC program, you can continue to take Basic ROTC courses until the end of your sophomore year.

If you think Army ROTC and the prestige of an Army Officer's Commission is for you, you would then follow a sequence of courses that will take you through your junior and senior years in the Advanced Army ROTC program. As a junior you will be required to contract with the Army. Upon completion, your course work will result in a commission in the United States Army (Active Duty, National Guard or Army Reserve).

Sophomore

Sophomore courses do not require any military obligation. Below we have listed the options available to a student who is at this stage of his/her collegiate career. The options are:

1. Take MILS 110 or 112, "The Role of the Army," and attend the Leader's Training Course in the summer. When you complete the Leader's Training Course you are able to contract and receive financial assistance from the ROTC program.

2. Take MILS 210 or 212,"The Role of an Officer,” and attend the Leader's Training Course in the summer. When you complete the Leaders Training Course you are able to contract and receive financial assistance from the ROTC program.

3. Wait until the end of the sophomore school year when you have 60 or more credit hours; then attend the Leader's Training Course (LTC) during the summer. After successful completion of LTC you can contract and receive financial assistance from the Army ROTC program.  Once you complete LTC and contract with ROTC you will receive a $5000 bonus.

4. You can request to be exempted from the Basic Course classes by substituting JROTC experience (any service) or active/guard/reserve duty experience at the approval of the ULM Professor of Military Science (PMS).

Junior

Students that have 60 or more credit hours and are interested in becoming an Army Officer have the following options:

1. Enroll in MILS 214 and attend the Leader's Training Course (LTC) over the summer, prior to the junior year. The course is held at FT Knox, KY, requires no obligation to the Army, and you receive pay while attending the course. Students that complete the course and contract with ROTC will receive a $5,000 signing bonus.

2. Be recommended for Accelerated Cadet Commissioning Training by the ROTC staff. The Professor of Military Science must give final approval for a cadet to be enrolled in this program. An enrolled cadet will be assigned an Army ROTC senior cadet as a trainer and be taught the basic course information outside the classroom during one on one training sessions. This path requires an additional 30 hours of training during the first month of school. Only highly qualified and motivated cadets will be recommended for this training.

3. Request exception through the PMS to allow basic training (any service) to substitute for the freshman and sophomore courses.

ROTC Advanced Course Curriculum

Senior

Seniors with less than two years of college remaining have two options:

1. Stretch your academic work out to make you eligible to be a full time student for at least two years (four semesters).

2. Attend a two-year graduate program following graduation and then follow one of the graduate options.

3. If qualified, request an exception to policy to compress your junior and senior year ROTC courses into two semesters. You must have received credit for the basic course classes (Freshman – Sophomore courses, basic training, JROTC for four years or attend the summertime Leader's Training Course (LTC) before your senior year).

ROTC Advanced Course Curriculum

Graduate Students

This is for students who are currently enrolled in a two year graduate program. The options for these students include:

1. Attend the Leader's Training Course (LTC) for 6 credit hours at no charge. The course is held at Ft. Knox, KY, requires no obligation to the Army and you receive pay while attending the course. Once you complete the program and contract with ROTC you will receive a $5,000 signing bonus.

2. Enroll in the junior level ROTC classes and at the end of your first graduate year attend the Leader's Training Course. At the end of your Senior Army ROTC year (second graduate year) you would attend the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) and be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant at the completion of LDAC that summer.

3. Request an exception to policy through the Professor of Military Science to allow prior military service to count for the Basic Course.

ROTC Advanced Course Curriculum


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