Two paths lead to commissioning: a two-year program and a four-year
program. Additionally, students not seeking a commission may take the
leadership development lower-division lecture only courses for academic credit only.
Four-Year Program. The first two years of the four-year program constitute the basic
course and do not include an obligation to the Army. Successful completion of
the basic course is required for contracting as a cadet in the junior year. Basic
course classes meet once a week for one class period (1.5 credits). Attendance
at the military leadership lab on Friday mornings (three class periods) is
required. The junior and senior years constitute the advanced course. These
classes meet for three hours a week for 3 credits, and attendance at the Friday
labs is required. Additionally,
required field training exercises are conducted off campus approximately one weekend per semester.
Two-Year Program. The two-year program
offers qualified students an alternate method of entry into the advanced
course. Students taking this option attend four weeks of leadership and
military skill training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer before
entering the advanced course. Prior and current military service members who have completed basic training
successfully within any branch of the armed forces may also get commissioning
credit for the basic course and use the two-year option.