Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Curriculum Layout
Pre-requisites to Course Registration
Cadets can be qualified for the Early Commissioning Program in one of the following ways:
1) Attendance at the six-week Army ROTC Basic Camp in the summer prior to admission;
2) Prior military service with at least the completion of basic training; or
3) At least 3 years of JROTC and approval of the Professor of Military Science.
These completion of one of the above listed pre-requisites takes the place of the first two years of Army ROTC. Once successfully completed and approval by the Army ROTC Professor of Military Science is attained, Cadets may then enroll in the first course lited below. The courses listed are identical to MS 301 and 302 courses taught at four-year universities.
MSC 201 and MSC 202 (Military Science III) 3 Credit Hours
This course provides preparation for service in the United States Army as commissioned officers. Specific skills are taught in preparation for Army ROTC Advanced Camp where cadets are evaluated on their leadership skills in a tough six-week period of rigorous officer training. Topics includes basic leadership skills, drill and ceremonies, map reading/ land navigation, marksmanship, rappelling, radio and wire communications, basic small unit tactics, water survival, and weekend field training exercises. Leadership laboratory and physical fitness training is required. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Early Commissioning Program.
MSC 241 and MSC 242 (Military Science IV) 3 Credit Hours
This course continues preparation for service as an officer in the United States Army. Topics include written and oral communication, counseling and related leadership tasks, training management, general military subjects, ethics and professionalism, military justice, marksmanship, water survival, rappelling, and field training exercises. Leadership laboratory and physical fitness training are required. This course is identical to MS 401 and 402 courses taught at four-year universities. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Early Commissioning Program and successful completion of Military Science III.
HIS 210 (U.S. Military History) 3 Credit Hours
This course, required for MSC IV cadets, is a survey of United States army history from colonial to modern times. It provides an understanding of the evolution of warfare with an emphasis on leadership, tactics, and technology.