the Military Science Department to process early during the spring semester.
b. Have two academic years of college remaining, either graduate or undergraduate.
c. Be enrolled as a full-time student at UTC or other accredited institution in the Chattanooga area.
d. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher to remain in program.
f. Meet military screening and physical requirements.
Regularly enrolled students who meet the academic prerequisites and do not desire commission may take individual courses as electives with the approval of the department head and their academic advisor.
Uniforms and Pay
Uniforms are not issued to basic course students; textbooks for ROTC are provided. Issue items must be returned at the end of the school year or upon disenrollment from the ROTC program.
Advanced course ROTC students sign a contract with the U.S. Government which requires them to complete the advanced course and accept a commission upon graduation. Students receive $100 each month while enrolled in the advanced course and approximately $500 for attending summer camp plus travel pay to and from summer camp.
For information about Army ROTC scholarships, see the financial aid section of this catalog.
|Military Science Curriculum||Hours Credit|
|Basic Military Studies1|
|MILS 104 Foundations of Officership||2|
|MILS 106 Basic Leadership||2|
|MILS 108r Army ROTC Fitness Program||1|
|MILS 204 Innovative Team Leadership||3|
|MILS 206 Foundations of Tactical Leadership||3|
|MILS 210 Leader's Training Course2||0|
|Advanced Military Studies|
|MILS 304 Adaptive Team Leadership||4|
|MILS 306 Leadership in Changing Environments||4|
|MILS 308 Military History||3|
|MILS 404 Leadership and Management||4|
|MILS 406 Officership||4|
|MILS 410 National Advanced Leadership Camp||0|
|MILS 490 Military Leadership Topics||1|
1On the basis of previous honorable active military service in any branch of the armed services, or attendance at the basic summer camp, participation in the junior ROTC program in secondary schools, a student may be exempt from all or portions of the basic course.
2With approval of the department head (Professor of Military Science).
MILITARY SCIENCE COURSES (MILS)
104 Foundations of Officership (2)
Discusses organization and role of the Army. Emphasizes basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication. Analyzes Army values and expected ethical behavior. Adventure training skills lab introduces land navigation, rifle marksmanship, mountaineering, and optional field-training exercises.
106 Basic Leadership (2)
Develops basic skills that underline effective problem solving. Examines factors that influence leader and group effectiveness. Emphasizes communication skills to include active-listening and feedback techniques. Adventure training skills lab introduces land navigation, rifle marksmanship, mountaineering, and optional field-training exercises.
108r Army ROTC Fitness Program (1)
Develops individual muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Classes are divided into groups based on ability and exercises are geared toward personal improvement. Primary evaluation is the Army Physical Fitness Test which consists of pushups, sit-ups and a two-mile run. May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours.
204 Innovative Team Leadership (3)
Develops knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills. Concentrates on problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Emphasizes communication skills such as feedback and conflict resolution. Adventure training skills lab introduces land navigation, rifle marksmanship, mountaineering and optional field training exercises.
206 Foundations of Tactical Leadership (3)
Focuses on self-development through understanding of self and group processes. Examines leadership through group projects and historical case studies. Adventure training skills lab introduces land navigation, rifle marksmanship, mountaineering, and optional field training exercises.
210 Leader’s Training Course (0)
A 28-day leadership practicum at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Familiarizes students with Army physical fitness, land navigation, rifle marksmanship, and military problem-solving/decision-making.
304 Adaptive Team Leadership (4)
Examines the basic skills that underline effective problem solving. Analyzes the role of Army officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st century. Instruction on analyzing and planning military operations. Emphasis on small unit tactics with a concentration on squad battle drills. Lab practicum concentrates on competency in land navigation, rifle marksmanship, and small unit operations. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisites: Military Science 104, 106, 204 and 206 with grades of C or better and 2.00 cumulative GPA, or approval by the Professor of Military Science.
306 Leadership in Changing Environments (4)
Probes leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Applies principles of effective writing and oral communication. Builds on previous instruction to further develop leadership competencies. Lab practicum concentrates on preparation for Military Science and Leadership 400 National Advanced Leaders Camp. Emphasis on land navigation, rifle marksmanship, and small unit operations. Prerequisite: Military Science 304, or approval by the Professor of Military Science.
308 Military History (3)
Primary emphasis on 21st-century warfare. Examines critical thinking in the study of military history and the relevance of military history to the modern day professional soldier. Provides framework for lifetime study of military history.
404 Leadership and Management (4)
Discusses Army staff organization, functions, and processes. Analyzes counseling responsibilities and methods. Examines principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change. Applies leadership and problem-solving principles to complex case studies and simulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: Military Science 304 with a grade of C or better.
406 Officership (4)
A capstone course designed to explore topics relevant to second lieutenants entering the Army. Examines common platoon leader actions. Discusses leader responsibilities and actions that foster an ethical command climate. Familiarizes students with Army administrative and logistics management functions. Examines legal aspects of decision-making and leadership. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: prior approval of the Professor of Military Science.