Texas Tech University

MSI-IV Class Information


The four components of the ROTC Program are: classroom instruction, leadership labs, field training exercise, and physical training. Classes introduce cadets to military customs, courtesies, and traditions as well as military history and Army organizations.


current cadets


Class Descriptions 

Foundations of Officership: Introduction to the Army profession, the role of the Army officer, and military leadership. Instruction on time management and physical fitness, as well as general military skills. Survey of pre-commissioning program requiring no military obligation.

Independent leadership studies:  Prerequisite: MILS 1101 and 1102 or consent of instructor. Introduction to decision-making and group processes relating to military leadership. Focus on character development, role of the officer, and Army values

Leadership and Problem Solving: Prerequisites: MILS 2201 and 2202, basic training, or consent of the instructor. Prepares student for summer completion of the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. Emphasis on small-unit tactics, troop leading procedures, field training, and basic soldiering skills such as land navigation and rifle marksmanship.

Officership:  Prerequisites: MILS 3301 and 3302. Focus on transition from cadet to lieutenant with an introduction to military law and ethics, leadership case studies, hands-on practice sessions, and a Senior Leadership Project.

Advanced Camp: All ROTC cadets that enter the Advanced Course must attend Advanced Camp. This is a 35-day rigorous training event held in the summer between junior and senior year. This is the most significant training and evaluation event in ROTC.

Basic Camp: This is for you if you're joining Army ROTC after your first two years of college or if you're transferring schools. Practice leadership roles in a team dynamic, and get helpful feedback so you can grow as a leader. Graduate prepared to lead others as a second lieutenant in the Army.

Typical four-year program 

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
First year Studnet/ MSI Foundations of Officer-ship I Foundations of Officer-ship II  
Sophmore/MSII Independent Leadership Studies I Independent Leadership Studies II  
Junior/MSIII Leadership and Problem Solving I Leadership and Problem Solving II Advance Camp
Senior/ MSIV Officership I Officership II  


Flexible Program for Late-Start Undergraduates

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Summer Before ROTC Course Work     Basic Camp
Junior Year/MSIII Leadership and Problem Solving I Leadership and Problem Solving II Advance Camp
Senior Year/MSIV Officer-ship I Officer-ship II