Requirements for Commissioning

The department of Military Science offers two, three, and four year programs that will qualify students for commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. General requirements for a commission include:

  1. Completion of the Military Science and Leadership Basic Course.
    • Four-Year Program - Complete MLSC 101/101L, 102/102L, 201/201L, 202/202L during the freshman and sophomore years.
    • Three-Year Program - Students who have less than four years to graduate and are accepted into the Military Science and Leadership program after their first term can complete the MLSC 100-level courses simultaneously with the MLSC 200-level courses as determined by the Professor of Military Science and Leadership.
    • Two-Year Program - Either prior military service,  attendance to the four-week ROTC Leader Training Course during the summer (between the sophomore and junior years), executive waivers, will provide placement credit for the ROTC Military Science and Leadership Basic Course.
  2. Completion of the Military Science and Leadership Advanced Course:
    • Complete MLSC 301/301L and MLSC 302/302L during the junior year.
    • Attend a 33 day ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment Course during the summer between the junior and senior years or following the senior year.
    • Complete MLSC 401/401L and MLSC 402/402L during the senior year.
  3. Completion of HIST 351 (US Military History) or HIST 355 (Civil War and Reconstruction). These courses are taught by the College's Department of History.