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Fall 2007

The Department of Military Science

College Hall • Box 19005 • 817-272-3281 •
FacultyCourse Descriptions


The ROTC program at The University of Texas at Arlington offers a unique opportunity for quality students to assess and develop their leadership skills. A wide variety of settings are provided to expose students to the styles, techniques, and tools of leadership. It also develops college-educated officers for the active Army and the reserve components (U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard). This affords the student the opportunity to pursue either a civilian or a military career after completing college.

Programs Available

General Information

Classroom: Examine theory, principles and techniques. Review leadership from a historical perspective through case studies and presentations. Communications skills emphasized.

Lab: Practical application of theory and opportunity for each student to be assessed. Immediate feedback provided enabling students to build on the experience gained. Individual skills and team-building emphasized.

Corps of Cadets: Leadership positions assigned according to demonstrated individual progress. Provides a forum for individual growth by working within a structured organization. Emphasis on counseling, coaching, mentorship, and coordination.

Field Training: A unique opportunity to gain experience under stressful and challenging situations. Students are placed in environments to test their abilities and reactions in leading small groups. Emphasis on decision-making, endurance, and reaction under stress to build self-confidence.

Simultaneous Membership Program: An opportunity to serve in a National Guard or Reserve unit as an officer trainee while participating in ROTC and attending UT Arlington. Emphasis on planning and organizing. Programs tailored to meet individual needs.

Army Schools: Develop skills through exposure to other students and soldiers from around the country by attending Airborne, Air Assault, or other schools. Emphasis on increased experience.

Leadership Development Assessment Course: Five weeks of high-intensity training with students from across the nation, designed to evaluate individual leadership potential. Emphasis placed on evaluation/development of the individual. Student receives pay. Travel, lodging and most meal costs are paid for by the Army.

Leadership Training Camp: A five-week summer camp conducted at an Army post. The environment is rigorous and stresses leadership, initiative and self-discipline. No military obligation incurred. The student receives pay. Travel, lodging and most meal costs are paid for by the Army.

Four-Year Program: The traditional program of Army ROTC is a program of instruction which extends over four years of college. The four-year program is divided into two phases—a two-year basic course and a two-year advanced course. The basic course is normally taken by students during their freshman and sophomore years. The purpose of the basic course is to introduce students to general military subjects and leadership principles. There is no military obligation incurred for attending the basic course.

The student who wishes to enter the advanced course, normally taken during the junior and senior years, must apply for it; must meet eligibility requirements including a physical examination; and must sign an agreement to complete the last two years of Army ROTC and accept a commission as a U.S. Army Officer. Students auditing courses or students not eligible for commissioning into the Army will receive P/F grades only.

Two-Year Program: This program is offered for students who have had two years of college remaining to graduate. Students must meet ROTC advanced course eligibility requirements. Prior military service, JROTC experience, and attendance at the Leadership Training Camp (LTC) are some of the ways to meet ROTC advanced course enrollment eligibility.

Minor in Military Science

Military science may be used as a minor course of study in many degree programs at The University of Texas at Arlington.

To be eligible, the student must:
a. be enrolled in the ROTC program,
b. receive acceptance of military science as a minor from his/her major degree department,
c. successfully complete with a grade of B or better four of the following: MILS 3341, MILS 3342, MILS 4341, MILS 4342, or MILS 4391,
d. successfully complete 6 additional military science hours with a grade of B or better of any level (MILS 0180 can be repeated to meet this requirement),
e. successfully complete the Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course offered annually in the Summer, and,
f. meet all Army prerequisites to earn a commission as an Army officer upon graduation.


The U.S. Army Scholarship Program provides an excellent way for young men and young women to obtain assistance in financing a college education. Every scholarship provides for payment of all expenses incurred for fees and tuition, an allowance for books and supplies, and up to $400 a month for up to 10 months per year. There are scholarships offered in all four years with payments ranging from one to four years. Initial application may be made during the student’s senior year in high school or freshman year in college. Each year more scholarships are added to the program. These scholarships are merit based and are not contingent on financial need. All students are encouraged to make application through the Military Science Department.

Military Science Faculty


Lieutenant Colonel Baker

Adjunct Professors

Diaz, Hoeslcher, Joslyn, Schmitz, Smith


Carrasco, Decker, Pailliotet

View Course Descriptions for: Military Science (MILS)

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