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To see a list of military science courses, see the Course Descriptions page.

Basic Camp

Basic Camp is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training Cadets receive in the Basic Course. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in Advanced Army ROTC on campus-provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate).
At Basic Camp students experience the Army first hand. You will receive leadership development training that is unmatched by any other program. How? By developing your potential in the most important of ways-mentally, physically and emotionally. Students are grouped into squads where they gain experience in a variety of leadership roles and receive verbal and written feedback from instructors highlighting strengths as well as areas for improvement. Students also receive a daily pay as well as transportation to and from Fort Knox, housing and meals at no expense. The four weeks and four phases of Basic Camp can lead you to the ultimate goal: becoming an Army Officer. The benefits of this leadership training will extend well beyond your college years into any career you choose. You may even qualify for a two-year scholarship that may take care of your college tuition and many other expenses. For more information about Basic Camp, visit the Leader's Training Course web site.

Advanced Camp

ROTC Advanced Camp is the most important training event for an Army ROTC cadet. The 28-day course incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. The Advanced Camp tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform challenging  The course places each cadet in a variety of leadership positions, many of which simulate stressful combat situations. In each position, cadets are evaluated by platoon tactical and counseling (TAC) officers and noncommissioned officers. In addition to proving their leadership ability, cadets and officer candidates must meet established standards in physical fitness, weapons training, communication, combat patrols and demonstrate their proficiency in many other military skills. Cadets must complete camp with a satisfactory or excellence rating to be able to commission as an Army officer.tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.  See some of the tasks that each cadet will have to perform throughout the Leadership Course on the Cadet Leadership Course page.

Cadet Professional Development Training

A variety of professional development opportunities are available each summer or winter break for cadets desiring an extra challenge that are in their sophomore year of school. Participation is entirely optional, though highly encouraged. Cadets receive room and board when participating in these programs, as well as reimbursement for travel expenses. Selection for schools with restricted allocations is based on the class order-of-merit list. This list takes into account academic performance, physical fitness, participation in ROTC activities throughout the school year, and overall performance assessments by the cadre. See a list of courses on the Cadet Professional Development Training Courses page.