Military Science (Army ROTC) Program

Military Science Office
Faculty Office Building, Rooms 124 and 125
(909) 537-5533 Military Science Office website

Military Science Program

The military science program is designed to provide an on-campus program for qualified students in all academic majors who desire to serve as an Army officer on active duty or in a local Army Reserve or Guard unit. While students may participate in either undergraduate or graduate studies, the program requires at least two years to complete.

Students who have completed at least basic training in any of the armed services may be eligible to enter the advanced course directly. Other students must complete three to six of the courses in the basic course of study or complete a six-week summer camp prior to entering the advanced course.

ROTC students are required to participate in off-campus leadership laboratories one weekend each quarter.

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. All ROTC students receive $450-500 per month during the final two years of the program.

Program Requirements

Option I (Four Year Program)

Program Requirements (48 units)

Basic Course of Study (12)
MILS 151Basic Military Skills I2
MILS 152Basic Military Skills II2
MILS 153Basic Military Skills III2
MILS 251Leadership and Management I2
MILS 252Leadership and Management II2
MILS 253Leadership and Management III2
Advanced Course of Study (12)
Twelve units chosen from:12
Small Unit Operations I
Small Unit Operations II
Advanced Military Leadership and Management
Military Law
Contemporary Military Policy
Senior Leadership Seminar
Independent Study
Leadership Laboratory (12)12
Students must be enrolled in the following each quarter they are enrolled in the ROTC Program:
Leadership Laboratory (repeat for additional credit)
Note: In addition, a six-week advanced camp is required between the final two years of study.
In addition to the ROTC curriculum, cadets must complete one of each of the following type courses in order to ensure they have an understanding of skills, values, and knowledge beyond the military skills taught by the military science staff and the ROTC curriculum.
These classes do not substitute for any military science classes and are in addition to the required classes for ROTC cadets.
Additional Requirements (12)
Computer Literacy. Four units chosen from one of the following four options:4
Science, Computing and Society (plus two additional units of a CSE course in consultation with program coordinator )
Introduction to Information Technology
Written Communications Skills. Four units chosen from:4
Expository Writing for Education
Expository Writing for English
Expository Writing for the Humanities
Expository Writing for Administration
Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences
Expository Writing for the Social Sciences
Military History:
HIST 603Seminar in Modern Military History4
Total Units48

Other classes may be substituted for those listed in each category upon approval of the military science staff.

Note: Some of these requirements are fulfilled by general education classes.

Option II (Two Year Program)

Program requirements (32 units)

Program Requirements (2)
Basic Course Equivalent:
MILS 260ROTC Basic Camp2
Advanced Course of Study (12)
Twelve units chosen from:12
Small Unit Operations I
Small Unit Operations II
Advanced Military Leadership and Management
Military Law
Contemporary Military Policy
Senior Leadership Seminar
Leadership Laboratory (6)6
Students must be enrolled in the following each quarter they are enrolled in the ROTC program.
Leadership Laboratory (repeat for additional credit)
Note: In addition, a six week advanced camp is required between the final two years of study.
In addition to the ROTC Curriculum, cadets must complete one of each of the following type courses in order to ensure they have an understanding of skills, values, and knowledge beyond the military skills taught by the military science staff and the ROTC curriculum. These classes do not substitute for any military science classes and are in addition to the required classes for ROTC cadets.
Additional Requirements (12)
Computer Literacy. Four units chosen from one of the following four options:4
Science, Computing and Society (plus two additional units of a CSE course in consultation with program coordinator )
Introduction to Information Technology
Written Communications Skills. Four units chosen from:4
Expository Writing for Education
Expository Writing for English
Expository Writing for the Humanities
Expository Writing for Administration
Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences
Expository Writing for the Social Sciences
Military History:
HIST 603Seminar in Modern Military History4
Total Units32

Other classes may be substituted for those listed in each category upon approval of the military science staff.

Note: Some of these requirements are fulfilled by general education classes.