Academics

Army ROTC is an elective at Xavier University. You will attend your ROTC classes alongside the classes in the major that you choose. Academics are the most important part of ROTC. Below is the list of ROTC classes that you will take at Xavier. In addition to the classes you will participate in Army Physical Fitness Training 3 days a week. In the summer between your junior and senior year you will also attend the Leadership, Development and Assessent Course at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Course Structure

Freshman Year

These courses focus on developing individual skills and confidence building which form the basis of leadership. These courses cover topics such as rappelling, marksmanship, first aid, and other fundamental skills. These courses are open to non-ROTC students without military obligation.

Course Semester Hours
MILS 101, Leadership & Personal Development 1
MILS 102, Leadership Lab 1
MILS 103, Introduction to Tactical Leadership 1
MILS 104, Leadership Lab 1
Total 4

Sophomore Year

These courses focus on developing basic supervisory skills. These courses cover the same topics as the 100 level courses but in greater depth. These courses are open to non-ROTC students without military obligation.

Course Semester Hours
MILS 201, Innovative Team Leadership 3
MILS 202, Leadership Lab 1
MILS 203, Foundations of Tactical Leadership 3
MILS 204, Leadership Lab 1
Total 8

Junior Year

These courses focus on small unit leadership and are open only to students contracted for commissioning. These courses will prepare a student for attendance at Advanced Camp.

Course Semester Hours
MILS 301, Adaptive Tactical Leadership 3
MILS 302, Leadership Lab 1
MILS 303, Leadership in Changing Environments 3
MILS 304, Leadership Lab 1
Total 8

Senior Year

These courses focus on planning, organizing and conducting small unit operations and are open only to students contracted for commissioning. These courses will prepare a student for commissioning and the Officer Basic Course.

Course Semester Hours
MILS 401, Developing Adaptive Leaders 3
MILS 402, Leadership Lab 1
MILS 403, Leadership in a Complex World 3
MILS 404, Leadership Lab 1
Total 8