The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and careers in the United States Army. This 30-hour academic credit program is open to students of all majors, especially those in Nursing, Political Science, History, International Relations, Languages, Business, and the Sciences.
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Four-Year ROTC Program
The ROTC leadership program consists of 30 credit hours of military leadership studies offerings on campus: 10 credit hours which are pre-requisites from the basic ROTC program MLSP 100– and 200–level courses, and 20 credit hours from the advanced ROTC program MLS 300– and 400–level courses. Students who complete the 20 hours of 300 and 400 level courses will receive the ROTC commission from the US Army. First semester sophomores who did not take military leadership studies during the freshman year, may compress the basic program during their sophomore year by taking a 100–level and a 200–level course (for five credit hours total) each semester.
Two-Year ROTC Program
This program option is designed for sophomore and junior to be students who did not take the 100 & 200 level prerequisite courses and didn’t enroll in ROTC during their first two academic years. The two-year program substitutes an intensive five-week Army leadership intern program at Fort Knox, Kentucky, for the MLS 100– and 200–level courses. This leadership orientation is designed for sophomores with no prior military training. Students should attend the Leadership Training Course (LTC) between their sophomore and junior years.
US Army Commission
In addition to military leadership studies courses, students desiring to obtain an Army commission must take at least one course in military history. At William Jewell this course is HIS 322 World War II and the Holocaust (P,I) 4 cr. hrs. Additionally, students must demonstrate a basic swimming ability and complete the Cadet Command Enhanced Skills Training Program (ESTP).
All students seeking a commission must attend a five-week advanced training and assessment experience normally the summer between the junior and senior years. Attendance may be deferred until after the senior year at the discretion of the Army’s Director of Professional Military Science. The Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) is at Fort Lewis, Washington.
MLSP I – Pre-req. courses to Minor in Military Leadership Studies
MLSP 102 Leadership Practicum I 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 116 Foundations of Officership 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 112 Leadership Practicum II 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 126 Basic Leadership 1 cr. hr.
MLSP II – Pre-req. courses to Minor in Military Leadership Studies
MLSP 202 Leadership Practicum III 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 216 Individual Leadership Studies 2 cr. hrs.
MLSP 212 Leadership Practicum IV 1 cr. hrs.
MLSP 226 Leadership and Teamwork 2 cr. hrs.
MLSP III – Minor in Military Leadership Studies & ROTC Commission
MLSP 302 Leadership Practicum V 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 316 Leadership and Problem Solving 3 cr. hrs.
MLSP 312 Leadership Practicum VI 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 326 Leadership and Ethics 3 cr. hrs.
HIS 322 World War II and the Holocaust 4 cr. hrs.
MLSP IV – Minor in Military Leadership Studies & ROTC Commission
MLSP 402 Leadership Practicum VII 1 cr. hr.
MLSP 416 Leadership and Management 3 cr. hrs.
MLSP 412 Leadership Practicum VIII 1 cr. hrs.
MLSP 426 Officership 3 cr. hrs.
Total: 30 Credit Hours
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Courses for Optional Credit:
LTC – Leadership Training Course (Ft. Knox, Kentucky) – 6 cr. hrs.