Military Science courses conform to the subject requirements of the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Department of the Army. The objectives of the ROTC program are to attract, motivate, and prepare selected students with high potential to serve as commissioned officers in the Active Army, the U.S. Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard.
The Army ROTC program, military science instruction and associated activities, in addition to providing courses required to earn a commission, have the goals of developing leadership and managerial potential, providing an understanding of the requirements and organization for national security, and instilling a strong sense of personal integrity and individual responsibility in all students.
All members of the Corps of Cadets are required to take a military science course each semester. Additional information concerning the Corps of Cadets at the University of North Georgia is provided in The Corps of Cadets sections of this catalog.
Military Science courses are grouped into basic and advanced ROTC studies. The basic study sequence includes Military Science I (MS I) and MS II courses in the 1000 and 2000 series, and MS III and MS IV courses in the 3000 and 4000 series. Credit hours for MS I and MS II are two hours per semester and three credit hours for MS III and MS IV.
Leadership laboratory period, Monday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., is a required component of Military Science instruction in addition to the classroom instruction. Additionally, a Physical Readiness Training period is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:00 to 7:00 am or 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and is a one credit hour co-requisite for each Military Science class. Ceremonies held each semester, consisting of parades or reviews, highlight the presentation of awards or honor distinguished guests.
All members of the Corps of Cadets must be enrolled each semester in a military science class unless exempted for cause upon recommendation of the Professor of Military Science and by approval of the Associate Provost for Academic Administration. Cadets are required to enroll for the military science course appropriate to their progression toward completing degree and commissioning requirements (See “Requirements for Commissioning” section). Students may receive advanced placement in military science for prior military service if needed for military and academic alignment and approved by the Professor of Military Science. Contact the Military Science Department’s Director of Instruction if you have any questions concerning placement. Female students and commuting male students not in the Corps of Cadets may enroll in one first-year military science course with the permission of the Professor of Military Science. Military Science 3200, Foundations of Military Theory and History is open to all university students.
Requirements For Commissioning
The U.S. Army established the Military Qualification Standards (MQS) system to articulate the knowledge and skills required of commissionees to begin military service. The majority of this knowledge and these skills are learned while completing the basic and advanced military science courses and ROTC Leader Development & Assessment Course (LDAC).
In addition to the Military Science courses, MQS requires completion of the baccalaureate degree and one undergraduate course in military history or political science for Professional Military Education. Cadets will be provided a list of courses that satisfy these requirements during the contracting process.