UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

MILITARY SCIENCE



Lt. Col. Anthony E. Blando, Chairperson
Department Office: Kolf Sports Center 145-146
Department Telephone: 920-424-3400

I. FACULTY

Chamberlain, Hill, Maijala, Simon, Skerritt, Sorensen

II. DEGREES

In 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 (12 term units (crs.)) may be applied toward the requirements of any baccalaureate degree as elective unit (cr.).

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 ROTC
Reserve 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 ASSISTANCE
Army 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 $2,000 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 $2,000 for each of the two years, as well as pay for attending the five-week Advanced Camp during the summer. Students attending the Basic Camp for the Two-Year Program also receive pay for this camp.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Professional 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 COURSES

See sections following for courses required in specialized areas of study.

Basic Program courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Students may receive up to 6 unit (cr.) hours. No military obligation is incurred for taking any of the Basic Program courses.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

None.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. MILITARY SCIENCE MINOR

Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Military Science: Military Science 101, 102, 201; Military Science 202 or 207; Military Science 301, 302, 401, 402.
  • History: History 395.
Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:
  • Political Science: Political Science 105 or 115.

Comment:
Students who take courses Military Science 101, 102, 201 and 202 are excluded from Military Science 207 and the summer session.

Prior military service: Students who have at least 54 units (crs.), 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.

VIII. COURSE OFFERINGS

Military Science 101 1 unit (cr.)
Leadership and Military Science I
An introductory course designed to acquaint the student to the ROTC program and to familiarize him/her with the fundamentals of various military skills including: rappelling, first aid, the organization and rank structure of the Army, customs and traditions of the military and history of the ROTC. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 111. (1+0)

Military Science 102 1 unit (cr.)
Leadership and Military Science II
An orientation of the Army and its career opportunities introducing the student to military leadership, basic rifle marksmanship, snow shoeing and winter survival, land navigation, and briefing/presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 112. (1+0)

Military Science 111 1 unit (cr.)
Leadership and Military Science I Lab
Lab objective is to inform, demonstrate, and involve students in leadership principles, leadership doctrine, tactical and technical competence, and physical fitness training. The lab will emphasize the student's ability to improve his/her leadership potential. An optional weekend field trip is available. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 101.

Military Science 112 1 unit (cr.)
Leadership and Military Science II Lab
Lab objective is to continue to inform, demonstrate, and involve students in leadership principles, leadership doctrine, tactical and technical competence, and physical fitness training. The lab will emphasize the student's ability to improve his/her leadership potential. An optional weekend field trip is available. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 102.

Military Science 201 2 units (crs.)
Basic Leadership and Management I
Designed to continue familiarization of the student with various military skills including first aid, communication and physical training. An introduction to basic leadership skills including group dynamics, decision making and communications. Prerequisite: Military Science 101 and concurrent enrollment in 211.

Military Science 202 2 units (crs.)
Basic Leadership and Management II
Designed to develop an appreciation of fundamentals of basic map reading required for military operation; introduce the student to individual and small unit tactical training; and introduce the student to military drill and ceremonies. Prerequisite: Military Science 102 and concurrent enrollment in 212. (2+0)

Military Science 207 6 units (crs.)
Military Science Leadership Practicum
Introduces Military Science in a comprehensive five-week summer field environment designed to be taken in lieu of Military Science 101, Military Science 102, Military Science 201 and Military Science 202 for students who were unable to complete these courses. Practicum emphasizes practical field application in a ‘hands-on' environment and leadership development of academic course credit. Students enrolling in this course are then eligible to enter the Advanced Military Science program; but do not incur any military obligation by participating in this course. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairperson.

Military Science 211 1 unit (cr.)
Basic Leadership and Management I Lab
Lab objective is to apply basic concepts and principles of leadership in actual situations to complement instruction learned in Military Science 201. Student is placed in leadership positions to improve leadership and management skills. Lab is mandatory for all students enrolled in Military Science 201. An optional weekend field trip is available. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 201

Military Science 212 1 unit (cr.)
Basic Leadership and Management II Lab
Lab objective is to provide practical experience on basic military skills. Students will learn duties and responsibilities of Lieutenants in the United States Army. The lab will improve basic skills, develop leadership traits, and instill confidence in the student's ability to plan and lead subordinates. Lab is mandatory for all students enrolled in Military Science 202. An optional weekend field trip is available. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 202.

Military Science 301 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Leadership and Management I
Designed to present instruction in, and practical applications of, the principles and techniques of leadership and management by identifying and illustrating effective leadership traits. Provides an insight into factors effecting behavior, and an opportunity for application of leadership and management techniques. An introduction to the basics of military justice, supply management, and small unit tactics and Leadership Lab (311) to include a weekend field training exercise (FTX) is required. Prerequisite: Military Science 201, 202, concurrent enrollment in 311 or consent of instructor. (3+0)

Military Science 302 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Leadership and Management II
Designed to 1) stress that Leadership is key in directing and coordinating individual and military team efforts in the execution of offensive and defensive missions; 2) familiarize the student with the roles of the various branches in the overall mission of the Army and their functions in support of forces; 3) teach the principles of command and control, leadership techniques and communications systems used in the tactical employment of small units. Leadership Lab (311) to include a weekend field training exercise (FTX) is required. Prerequisite: Military Science 301 and concurrent enrollment in 312. (3+0)

Military Science 311 1-2 units (crs.)
Advanced Leadership and Management I Lab
Lab objective is to prepare MS III cadets for a five-week Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, WA. Primary emphasis will be leadership training and squad tactics. Students will gain leadership experience by leading drill and ceremonies, squads, and patrols. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 301.

Military Science 312 1-2 units (crs.)
Advanced Leadership and Management II Lab
Lab objective is to prepare MS III cadets for a five-week Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, WA. Students will gain expertise in leadership, management, technical expertise, and physical training by practical exercises. Students will be assigned leadership training and platoon tactics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 302.

Military Science 401 3 units (crs.)
Applied Leadership and Management I Team II
The objectives of this course are 1) to give an overview of Army Organization; 2) to give an introduction to the duties of the staff, staff planning, operations, and staff recommendation; 3) further study in command, decision making, command and control; 4) introduce and study ethics and the military profession. Leadership Laboratory (411) to include a weekend field training exercise (FTX) is required. Prerequisite: Military Science 302 and concurrent enrollment in 411. (3+0)

Military Science 402 3 units (crs.)
Applied Leadership and Management II
Designed to 1) introduce the student to military law and administration 2) continue the study of organization leadership 3) introduce students to military protocol 4) provide a field and social environment for students to exercise military tactical training and social courtesies. Leadership Lab (412) to include a weekend field training exercise (FTX) is required. Prerequisite: Military Science 401 and concurrent enrollment in 412 (3+0)

Military Science 411 1-2 units (crs.)
Applied Leadership and Management I Lab
Advanced leadership concept and skills are applied in actual situations commencing at an intermediate level and progressing through higher management positions. Increased emphasis on mentorship, group dynamics, management, and conduct of training. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 401.

Military Science 412 1-2 units (crs.)
Applied Leadership and Management II Lab
Lab objective is to allow students to perform duties and be given the responsibilities normally expected of a lieutenant in the United States Army. Students will plan and conduct training and social events for the ROTC Cadet Battalion. This will include LOIs, lesson plans, milestone charts, briefings to PMS, actual training, and after action reports. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 402.

Military Science 421 1-3 units (crs.)
Contemporary Leadership and Management
Military Science students and graduates from Military Science, with consent of department chairperson, can participate in an intensive reading, writing and training program examining contemporary military leadership and training requirements. Planning, conducting, and evaluating training will be the primary focus. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairperson.

Military Science 431 1-3 units (crs.)
Advanced Contemporary Leadership and Management
Military Science students and graduates from Military Science, with the consent of department chairperson, can participate in an intensive reading, writing and training program examining contemporary military leadership and training. Writing lesson plans, operation orders, and conducting training will be the primary focus. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairperson.

Military Science 474 3 units (crs.)
Honors Thesis
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be ‘Honors Thesis.' Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: University Honors program and senior standing
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Last Updated July 1, 2001