To commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army.
Army ROTC is an educational program designed to provide the college student an opportunity to earn an Army commission as a second lieutenant while completing the university requirements for a bachelor's degree. The program provides leadership training that will develop the skills and attitudes vital to the professional army officer. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation from the university, ROTC cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants and enter either the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard component.
Students entering the basic course register for classes at the same time and in the same manner as they enroll in their other college courses. All four classes (ROTC 1311, ROTC 1312, ROTC 2311, and ROTC 2312) are available to any University of Mary Hardin-Baylor student as an elective course without any military obligation. Completion of the basic course, graduation from Cadet Initial Entry Training (Basic Camp) or prior military service qualifies students for entry into the advanced course, which is normally taken during the last two years of college.
The advanced course is designed to develop and mentor leaders of character who, upon degree completion, will accept a commission in the United States Army. The advances course requires that applicants have two academic years remaining at either the undergraduate or graduate levels, or a combination of both. Students normally enter the advanced course during the last two years of their degree program (Junior year for undergraduates, First year of master's program for graduate-level students). The advanced course is made up of five military science and leadership classes (ROTC 3311, ROTC 3312, ROTC 4311, ROTC 4312, and ROTC 3391) and takes two years to complete. All classes, except Advanced Camp, are offered during spring/fall semesters. Advance Camp is a paid five-week summer camp held at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Army ROTC develops students under the total person concept. Cadets must maintain academic standards while taking on the additional responsibilities of ROTC. Army ROTC cadets are required to participate in organized physical fitness training. Students enrolled in the advanced course are required to be full-time student, taking at least 12 hours each semester.
Placement and Course Credit Substitution
Placement credit and/or course substitution may be granted by the Professor of Military Science and Leadership on the basis of previous honorable active military service, completion of Basic Camp or completion of Army basic training and advanced individual training. A student may request placement credit for a portion or the entire basic course. Military science and leadership courses taken at other colleges or universities are transferable as approved by the Professor of Military Science and Leadership.
Requirements for Enrollment and Continuance
The general requirements for enrollment and continuance in the Army ROTC program are as follows:
Basic Course students must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be physically qualified
- Have Freshman or Sophomore standing. Students with higher standing require consent of instructor
Basic course cadets applying for enrollment in the advanced course who seek a commission must:
- Have successfully completed ROTC 1311, ROTC 1312, ROTC 2311, and ROTC 2312 or have accomplished one of the following: prior military service or Basic Camp
- Have two years remaining at the university (either undergraduate, graduate, or in pursuit of additional coursework)
- Have completed a minimum of 55 hours
- Be under 30 years old at time of graduation and commissioning (waiverable)
- Be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
- Meet military screening and physical requirements
- Maintain a 2.0 G.P.A.
- Maintain B average in military science and leadership courses
Regularly enrolled students who meet the academic prerequisites may take individual courses as electives with the permission of the Professor of Military Science and Academic Advisor.
- Minimum hours/GPA for entrance into basic military studies practicum (ROTC 2311) is 30-59.9 hours/2.0 GPA
- Minimum overall GPA for entrance into the advanced course (ROTC 3311, ROTC 3312, ROTC 4311, and ROTC 4312) is 2.0 GPA
- Minimum GPA in military science and leadership courses is 3.0
- Minimum overall GPA for commissioning is 2.0
- Semester counseling sessions with military advisor required for advanced course and scholarship students only
Requirements for All Military Science and Leadership Commissionees
The following military science and leadership advanced course curriculum must be successfully completed:
- ROTC 3311
- ROTC 3312
- ROTC 4311
- ROTC 4312
- ROTC 3391
- Advanced Camp
In addition to a bachelor's degree, there are required and recommended courses in designated fields of study that students must complete prior to commissioning. Students meet these prerequisites by successful completion of required and elective courses taken from the university curriculum in the required areas of concentration.
Department of Military Science
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