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Department of Military Science
Box 2298
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2298
936.294.3805
FAX 936.294.1303

ARMY
ROTC
The Smartest College Course You Can Take

 

Please visit our main web site for the most current information on the SHSU Military Science program at http://www.shsu.edu/~mls_www/.  General information on the Military Science program and university core transfer credit follows.

Course of Instruction
   Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) classes are offered on an elective basis. Students may take the basic courses and summer training without obligation for military service. Students who desire to pursue advanced courses may complete the ROTC program and compete for commissions in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. A minor in Military Science is offered and 2, 3 and 4-year merit-based scholarships are offered.

Army ROTC is a unique college elective.  It takes no more of your time than would most other college courses.  The credits received from ROTC classes go toward your degree.  And when you graduate, you’ll receive a degree and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Enrollment in the ROTC program is traditionally a four-year program, in which an incoming freshman enrolls during the first semester in college.  However, enrollment can still be achieved up through the end of the second year in college.  Basic Course ROTC credit and Advanced Course enrollment can be achieved in a few different ways:

  • Sophomores can compress the Basic Course into one year.
  • Sophomores with JROTC experience meet the requirements of the first year of the basic course.
  • Sophomores can attend the Leader’s Training Course during the summer preceding their junior year.
  • Veterans, Army National Guardsmen and U.S. Army Reservists can enroll directly into the Advanced Course at the start of their junior year.

As a basic course cadet, classroom studies will include military history and organization, lessons in resource and time management and a general introduction to the Army.  The basic course lab will include introductory marksmanship, confidence training on the ROTC Leadership Reaction Course, tactical paintball, and an introduction to Army physical fitness. And, the basic course counts as a required Kinesiology 215 credit.

As an junior in the advanced course lab time will be spent honing your leadership skills and preparing you to excel at Advanced Camp, which you will attend during the summer between your Junior and senior years.  At advanced camp, you will be asked to handle the complex tasks of a unit leader and will be tested on your newly developed soldiers’ skills.

Returning from Advanced Camp as a senior, your management skills will continue to be tested.  As you prepare to graduate from college, your leadership skills will be sharpened as you bear the responsibility of preparing the next class of juniors for their summer at Advanced Camp.  And when you graduate from college, you are ready to be a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

 

 

  FALL SPRING  
Basic Course  
MS I/Freshman   MLSC 1101/1201 (MSL 111/121) MLSC 111/122  
MS II/Sophomore   MLSC 2101/2201 (MSL 211/221) MLSC 211/222  
Advanced Course  
MS III/Junior   MLSC 3101/3301 (MSL 311/330) MLSC 3101/3101 (MLS 311/331)  
MS IV/Senior   MLSC 3101/4301 (MSL 311/431) MLSC 3101/4302 (MLS 311/432)  

ROTC is normally a minor taken in conjunction with a major of the applicant’s choice.  Applicants are encouraged to pursue a major (B.A. or B.S.) supportive of their military career.  Typical core curriculum transfer credit follows.  Students seeking the B.A. will be required to complete the universities foreign language block while those seeking the B.S. will take more science.  Proper selection of foreign language and/or science may further the applicants career goals.  Courses in mathematics should be selected as required by the major.

Explore the many advantages offered by pursuing a career as an Officer in the U.S. Army by contacting the SHSU ROTC department at 936-294-3805 and visit our website at www.shsu.edu/rotc.

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing six component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit-hour requirement and a set of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The chart below details the Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents that comprise SHSU's core curriculum.  Course requirements to meet the university foreign language component of the Bachelor of Arts degree have been included for convenience. 

Many departments require specific courses from core component areas to meet degree requirements. Selecting departmentally specified core courses to complete university core requirements reduces the total number of hours required to graduate.

Component Area 1 Communication
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1301 3

ENGL 1302

ENGL 1302 3

Component Area 2 Mathematics
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

MATH 1332 or 2312

or 2413 or 1316 or 1324
MATH 1332 (MTH 164) or MATH 1314 (MTH 170) or MATH 1420 (MTH 142) or MATH 1316 (MTH 163) or MATH 1324 (MTH199) 3

MATH 1350 & MATH 1351

(both required)   
MATH 1385 (MTH 184) & MATH 1385 (MTH 185) 6

Credit for MATH 1385 (MTH 184) & MATH 1385 (MTH 185) is applicable only towards elementary/middle school certification.

Updated Jan 20 2012
Component Area 3 Natural Science
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

Select two courses with Labs

 
8

BIOL 1308 & 1108

BIOL 1308 & 1108

 

BIOL 2306 & 2106 or 2406

BIOL 1301 & 1101

 

BIOL 1311 & 1111

BIOL 1311 & 1111

 

BIOL 1313 & 1113

BIOL 1313 & 1113

 

BIOL 2401

BIOL 2401

 

CHEM 1305 & 1105

CHEM 1306 & 1106

 

CHEM 1307 & 1107

CHEM 1307 & 1107

 

CHEM 1311 & 1111

CHEM 1311 & 1111

 

CHEM 1312 & 1112

CHEM 1312 & 1112

 
GEOL 1305 & 1105

GEOL 1305 & 1105

 

GEOL 1303 & 1103

GEOL 1303 & 1103

 

GEOL 1304 & 1104

GEOL 1304 & 1104

 

GEOG 1301

GEOG 1301 & Lab 1101
(lab required @ SHSU)
 

PHYS 1311 & 1111

PHYS 1311 & 1111

 

PHYS 1312 & 1112

PHYS 1312 & 1112 - subject to THECB approval

 

PHYS 1305 & 1105

PHYS 1305 & 1105

 

PHYS 1301 & 1101

PHYS 1301 & 1101

 

PHYS 1302 & 1102

PHYS 1302 & 1102

 
PHYS 2425 PHYS 1411  

Component Area 4 Humanities & Visual & Performing Arts
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit
Select 3 hrs from visual and performing arts:  
9

ARTS 1301

AGRI 2399

 

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1301

 

ARTS 1311

ARTS 1311

 

ARTS 1316

ARTS 1316

 

ARTS 1303

ARTS 1303

 

DANC 2303

DANC 1372

 

DANC 1301

DANC 1301

 

MUSI 1308

MUSI 2348

 

MUSI 1301

MUSI 1301

 

MUSI 1310

MUSI 2364

 

MUSI 1306

MUSI 1306

 

DRAM 1330

THEA 1330

 

DRAM 1351

THEA 1364

 

DRAM 1310

THEA 1366

 

DRAM 1341

THEA 2330

 

DRAM 2336

THEA 2336

 
Select 3 hours from Literature or Philosophy:    

ENGL 2331 or 2332

ENGL 2331

 

ENGL 2342

ENGL 2342

 

PHIL 1301

PHIL 2361

 

PHIL 2306

PHIL 2306

 
Select 3 hours from Cultural Studies:    

NO TCCN

BESL 2301

 

FREN, GERM, SPAN 2311/2312 (Sign and other languages may be substituted)

FOLG 2312- FREN, GERM, SPAN 2312

 

GEOG 1303

GEOG 2355

 

GEOG 1303

GEOG 2356

 

HIST 2311

HIST 2311

 

HIST 2312

HIST 2312

 

SOCI 2319

SOCI 2319

 

Component Area 5 Social and Behavioral Sciences
Common Course # SHSU Course   Credit
      15
      3

HIST 1301

HIST 1301

3
 

HIST 1302

HIST 1302

3

GOVT 2301 or 2306

POLS 2301

3
 

GOVT 2302 or 2305

POLS 2302

3
     
Select 3 hours from:      

SOCI 1301

AGRI 2360

3
 

ECON 1301

ECON 2300

 

ECON 2302

ECON 2302

 

ECON 2301

ECON 2301

 

GEOG 1300

GEOG 1321

 

PHIL 2303

PHIL 2303

 

PSYC 2301

PSYC 1301

 

PSYC 2315

PSYC 2315

 

SOCI 1301

SOCI 1301

 

SOCI 1306

SOCI 1306

 

NO TCCN Local Political Systems

POLS 2331

   

NO TCCN State Political Systems

POLS 2332

   

NO TCCN Politics of Ethnic Minorities and Gender

POLS 2335

   

NO TCCN Comparative Survey of World Political Systems

POLS 2365

   

NO TCCN Introduction to Public Administration

POLS 2366

 

NO TCCN American Foreign Policy

POLS 2381

   

Component Area 6 Institutionally Designated Option
Common Course # SHSU Course Credit

Select 1 hour from:

 
PHED 1164 KIN 215

B.A. Foreign Language Component

 

language 1411

FOLG 1411
language 1412 FOLG 1412
language 2311 FOLG 2311
language 2312 FOLG 2312

Degrees require a minimum of 120 hours with 42 advanced hours (3000-level and 4000-level courses).  Some degrees require additional hours.  All students are required to complete at least six writing-enhanced courses accumulating a minimum of 18 semester hours towards degree completion.  Six of the hours must come from the student’s major field of study.  SHSU students MUST complete ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, Core Composite Area 2, and one-half of Composite Area 3 prior to enrollment in any upper-level class.  In general, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 8 hours of lab science and the Bachelor of Science degree requires 16 hours of lab science.  Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts degree should consult their major department web page for foreign language requirements.  Many colleges and programs have additional prerequisites for upper-level classes.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major.  Selection of major-specified core courses may reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.

Students are encouraged to select the university catalog offering them the most advantages with respect to degree completion.  The respective university and/or college catalog selected for graduation determines final degree requirements.

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Keywords: [ROTC, Military Science]