Lt. Col. Peter Gibson, Chairperson
I. FACULTYCongdon, Erickson, Fischer, Koelsch, Marohn, Sorbo
II. DEGREESIn combination with a major, the Military Science minor can lead to a baccalaureate degree. The professional course work of the four year Military Science program (18 semester credits) may be applied toward the requirements of any baccalaureate degree as elective credit.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY
1. GOAL(S)See the department for a listing of their goal(s).
2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department does not offer a major.
3. THE MINOR(S)The Department offers 1 minor: 1) Military Science.
4. ARMY ROTCReserve Officer Training Corps instruction at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh follows a general Military Science Program which combines theory and practical application of subject matter common to all branches of the Army. The Military Science Program is open to all students who meet the prerequisites, regardless of academic major.
5. ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEArmy ROTC scholarships are offered for four, three, and two years and are awarded on merit to the most outstanding students who apply.
Four-year scholarships are awarded to students who will be entering college as freshmen. Three-and two-year scholarships are awarded to students already enrolled in college and to Army enlisted personnel on active duty. Students who attend the Basic Camp in lieu of the first two years of the Program may compete for two-year scholarships while at camp.
Each scholarship pays for college tuition and educational fees which are required of all students, and provides a fixed amount for textbooks, supplies and equipment. Each scholarship also includes an allowance of up to $1,500 for every year the scholarship is in effect.
Special consideration for an Army ROTC scholarship is given to students pursuing degrees in nursing, engineering, the physical sciences, and other technical skills currently in demand by the Army. Students who receive a scholarship will be required to attain an undergraduate degree in the field in which the scholarship was awarded.
Non-scholarship cadets in the Advanced Course also receive an allowance of up to $1,500 for each of the two years, as well as pay for attending the six-week Advanced Camp during the summer. Students attending the Basic Camp of the Two-Year Program also receive pay for this camp.
IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSProfessional Military Education (PME): PME courses are required prior to a student receiving a commission. This area encompasses three fields of study: Communication Skills, Military History, and Computer Science. Students are required to take one class in each subject field. Students must ensure each class fulfills PME education requirements prior to enrollment.
The student who successfully completes the advanced ROTC program and receives a Baccalaureate Degree is eligible for commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army; either in an active or reserve capacity. Additionally; the Military Science Program offers a Simultaneous Membership Program, which allows students who are members of the Army National Guard or Army Reserve to enroll in the Advanced ROTC Program and receive a commission as Second Lieutenant upon completion of the program.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSESSee sections following for courses required in specialized areas of study.
Basic Program courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters only. Students may receive up to 6 credit hours and no military obligation is incurred for taking any of the Basic Program courses.
VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONSNone.
1. MILITARY SCIENCE MINOR
Required Credits: 24 minimum
Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:
Prior military service: Students who have 54 credits, more than four months of active military duty, and have completed Basic Training in any of the armed services may be allowed to enroll in the Advanced Course ROTC, without taking any of the Basic Program courses.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999