Military Science
Director: Jon Harris
Secretary: Janine Clifford (208) 496-2153
Department Faculty: Sean Cannon

 

The Army ROTC program is an extension of Boise State University. The traditional Army ROTC program encompasses a four-year period tailored to the normal progression of a student through four years of college. A student can now take all four years of ROTC at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Entry into the ROTC advanced course requires U.S. citizenship and the student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Anyone can take the first two years of ROTC.

Arrangements can be made for entry into the program anytime prior to the junior year of college. For specific circumstances, students may also take two years of academic work at once. Such actions should have the approval, in advance of the professor of Military Science.

The Army ROTC Program is designed to produce highly qualified commissioned officers in the U.S. Regular Army, Army Reserve and the U.S. Army National Guard. The Military Science student will incur no military obligation while in the program at BYU-Idaho . An obligation will be incurred when the student signs the advance course contract at the beginning the the junior year at a four-year institution. At that time, they must agree to serve as a commissioned officer for a period of three years on active duty or six years in the Army Reserve or National Guard. A monthly subsistence allowance is paid to contracted students during the last two years of ROTC.

The instruction program compliments the academic schedule of the university and is taught by professional career officers and non-commissioned officers from the Regular Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. Students specialize in the major field of their choice and graduate with the ability to function as a junior executive. The Army ROTC studies are designed to teach principles and techniques of leadership and management in preparation for service as an army officer and civic leader.
 
SMP Program
A program allowing for simultaneous membership in National Guard or Army Reserve during the junior and senior year that provides additional pay (up to $400 per month) as an officer trainees.
 
Uniforms and Training Materials
Uniforms and training materials are furnished by the U.S. Army.
 
Army ROTC Scholarship Program
Full tuition assistance is available on a competitive basis. College students enrolled in Army ROTC may qualify for a two or three year scholarship. The scholarship provides for full tuition, fees, a textbook allowance, and $150 per month for the period of the scholarship.
 
Extracurricular Activities
Army ROTC cadets extend academic and laboratory associations into a variety of extracurricular activities. Among these are the Ranger Club, Army Color Guard, and an annual Military Ball, rafting, rappelling, and more.
 
Program Description



Minor in  Military Science (179)   
Choose one of the following options or complete Basic Training
Option A
Take these Courses   
MS 101, 102, 201, 202

       OR
          Option B
          Take this Course   
          MS 290

AND

Take these Courses   
MS 301, 302, 401, 402

AND
Repeat 4 times   
MS 315R

AND
Take 1 Course   
HIST 372, 378
 
Course Descriptions

MS 101 Introduction to ROTC (1:2:0)
Selected leadership activities such as marksmanship, rappelling, white water rafting, physical training, drill and ceremonies, survival, orienteering, field communications, and other adventure training.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
MS 102 Introduction to ROTC (1:1:2)
Selected leadership activities such as marksmanship, rappelling, physical training, drill and ceremonies, survival, orienteering, field communications, and other adventure training.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
MS 104 Ranger Challenge (1:3:0)
Students are instucted in basic military/survival skills: field expedient bridging, 10K roadmarch, individual weapons familiarization, individual tactical movement, and physical readiness. Culminates in team competitions with other universities.
(Fall)
 
MS 115 Basic Course Physical Fitness (1:0:0)
Open to all students. Optional for students in MS 101 and 102; required in MS 201 and 202 if contracted. Participate in and learn to lead a physical fitness program. Emphasis on the development of an individual fitness program and the role of exercise and fitness in one's life.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
MS 201 Self/Team Development (2:0:0)
Principles of war, advanced map reading with practical experience, Soviet military doctrine, and U.S. military policy. MS 201 will include a variety of subjects that deal with tactical and non-tactical leadership problems.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
MS 202 Introduction to Military Organization and Leadership 2 (2:1:0)
Seminar on fundamentals of leadership: communication skills, counseling, problem solving, time management, discipline ethics, and the role of the non-commissioned officer.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
MS 290 ROTC Leaders Training Course (6:0:0)
Introduction to military science for students having little or no military experience. Provides experiences in management, teaching, first aid, physical conditioning. Qualifies student for ROTC Advanced Course.
(As assigned.)
 
MS 301 Leadership And Management (3:0:0)
MS 301 will include a variety of subjects that deal with tactical and non-tactical leadership problems. The course includes instruction in the following areas: applied leadership, basic rifle marksmanship, individual tactical skills, land navigation, and cadet common task subjects.
(Fall, Winter)
 
MS 302 Leadership And Management (3:0:0)
MS 302 will include a variety of subjects that deal with tactical and non-tactical leadership problems. The course includes instruction in the following areas: applied leadership, basic rifle marksmanship, individual tactical skills, land navigation, and cadet common task subjects.
(Fall, Winter)
 
MS 380 ROTC Nurse Summer Training Program (3:0:0)
Prerequisite: ROTC Advanced Camp and One Clinical Nursing Course.
A 3 week/120 hour clinical leadership experience with an Army Nurse Corps preceptor at an Army hospital in the US or overseas after completion of ROTC Advance Camp.
(Winter, Fall)
 
MS 397 Military Science Practicum (6:0:0)
Prerequisite: MS 302
Culmination of MS 301 and 302. ROTC National Advance Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington. NOTE: This is required of all contracted students normally between the junior and senior year.
(Summer)
 
MS 401 Leadership Challenges and Goal Setting (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: MS 302
Prepares the prospective Army officer for initial assignment. Covers military staff organization and responsibilities, military intelligence, logistics, maintenance and supply; and an introduction to military justice.
(Fall, Winter)
 
MS 402 Transition to Lieutenant (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: MS 401
Includes discussions of ethics and human relations, counseling techniques, military service in today's society, obligations and responsibilities of an officer, and coordination and operation of the military team. Students receive leadership assessments.
(Fall, Winter)
 
MS 498 Military Science Internship (6:0:0)
Prerequisite: Permission of Chair
Provides senior students with the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned. Requires simultaneous membership in ROTC and Army Reserve/National Guard.
(By appointment)