MSL 1000 - Introduction to Physical Fitness

Hands-on participatory course following the Army’s physical fitness program. Classes conducted three days per week with Army ROTC cadets. Focus is on aerobic conditioning, muscular strength, and endurance.

Credits may be granted for up to 4 attempts.

Credit: 1


MSL 1010 - Introduction to Military Science I

Introduces cadets to personal challenges and competencies critical for effective leadership; personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management related to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Focus on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while understanding the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.

Credit: 2


MSL 1011 - Introduction to Military Science I Lab

Co-requisite: 1010.

Practical application in adventure training, one-rope bridges, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, drill and ceremonies, physical training.

Credit: 1


MSL 1020 - Introduction to Military Science II

Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Explores leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on and interactive exercises. Cadre role models and building stronger relationships among cadets through common experience and practical interaction are critical.

Credit: 2


MSL 1021 - Introduction to Military Science II Lab

Co-requisite: 1020.

Practical application in adventure training, one-rope bridges, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, drill and ceremonies, physical training.

Credit: 1


MSL 2010 - Intermediate Military Science I

Explores creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles through historical case studies and engaging in interactive student exercises. Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building by planning, executing, and assessing team exercises. Focus is on continued development of leadership values and attributes through understanding of rank, uniform, customs, and courtesies.

Credit: 3


MSL 2020 - Intermediate Military Science II

Challenges of leading complex, contemporary operational environments. Dimensions of cross-cultural challenges of leadership in a constantly-changing world are highlighted and applied to practical Army leadership tasks and situations. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they practice communication and team building skills and tactics in real world scenarios. Provides a smooth transition to MSL 3010.

Credit: 3


MSL 2030 - ROTC Basic Camp

Prerequisite: Consent.

Four-week summer course conducted at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Substitutes for ROTC basic course (1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020) and fulfills course requirement for admission to ROTC advanced courses. Credit will be given for 2030 or basic courses, but not both.

Credit: 6


MSL 3010 - Leading Small Organizations I

Prerequisite: MSL 2020 or consent.

Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills and demands of ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations will develop self- awareness and critical thinking skills. Cadets will receive systematic, specific feedback on their leadership abilities and analyze/evaluate their leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. (2 lecture, 2 hours lab)

Credit: 4


MSL 3020 - Leading Small Organizations II

Prerequisite: MSL 3010 or consent.

Intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members under fire are explored, evaluated, and developed. Military operations are reviewed to prepare for the ROTC LDAC. Cadets apply principles of Law of Land Warfare, Army training, and motivation to troop leading procedures; and are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders. (2 lecture, 2 hours lab)

Credit: 4


MSL 3030 - ROTC Advanced Camp

Prerequisite: 3010, 3020, and consent.

Six-week summer field training exercise conducts at Fort Lewis, Washington. Arduous and intensified leadership training is conducted throughout the six-week period. Required for U.S. Army commissioning.

Credit: 6


MSL 3910 - History of Military Warfare

Prerequisite: Consent.

Lecture/discussion on the art and science of warfare with concentration on U.S. military history from the Colonial Period onward. Generally restricted to Army ROTC students, with few exceptions to non-ROTC students. A–F only

Credit: 3


MSL 3990 - Directed Reading and Research

Prerequisite: Consent.

Limited to military science students who have had at least one previous military science course for which a grade of B or higher was earned and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Credits may be granted for up to 3 attempts.

Credit: 1 to 9


MSL 4000 - Fundamentals of Leadership

Introduces students to the fundamentals of leadership. Activities challenge students to connect theory to practice, develop positive relationships through application of effective leadership concepts for leader development, and team-building.

Credit: 3


MSL 4020 - Transition to Lieutenant

Prerequisite: MSL 4010 or consent.

Explores dynamics of leading in complex situations of current military operations. Examines differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Interaction with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support are examined and evaluated Case studies, scenarios, and “What Now, Lieutenant?” exercises prepare cadets to lead as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. (2.5 Lecture, 1.5-hours lab)

Credit: 4


MSL 4990 - Advanced Military Research

Prerequisite: Department approval.

Directs the student to conduct detailed research on a military topic and present to the department leadership plus assist MSL-4000-series students on a battle analysis. Repeatable up to eight credits. Must be in Military Science and Leadership Program or Military Service member in junior or greater standing.

Credit: 1 to 8