AROTC Overview

Utah Valley University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps

Department of Military Science and Leadership (MSL)

The Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program provides college men and women the best available training and experience in the art of leadership. This program includes instruction to develop self-discipline, physical stamina, and poise, as well as the organizational and motivational skills that contribute to success in any career. It is taken as part of a college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and be commissioned into the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard and become a leader for life.

The BASIC ROTC COURSE consists of the freshman and sophomore years of military instruction (MSL 1200, MSL 1210, MSL 2200, and MSL 2210), is strictly voluntary and may be taken as electives or on some rare occasions used as credit for a major or minor. These courses are short (1 or 2 hour) courses providing an overview of the military with opportunities for outdoor training and adventure. Individuals taking these ROTC courses incur no military service obligations. Nearly all students at UVU can take these courses, keeping in mind you will be required to meet all class obligations (working outdoors, physical training etc.).

The LEADER TRAINING COURSE (LTC), a five week challenging summer camp which may be substituted for the BASIC COURSE. This summer camp is normally taken between the sophomore and junior years. Graduates of LTC may be eligible to receive a scholarship covering tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend for their remaining two years of college. Partial or complete BASIC COURSE credit is available for prior military service or previous ROTC training. Contact the Department of Military Science and Leadership for details.

The ADVANCED COURSE +CST consists of junior and senior years of military instruction (MSL 3200, MSL 33210, MSL 4200, MSL 4210) and successful completion of the ROTC Cadet Summer Training (CST) for those cadets meeting the necessary qualifications. Upon successful completion of the advanced course, the cadet may be offered a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. CST Consists of a month long garrison environment training camp where contracted cadets will be tested in order to determine and develop leadership potential. Evaluations at CST are a significant factor in determining branch and placement within the Army.

Minor in Military Science and Leadership. A minor in Military Science and Leadership is available to students who successfully complete the semester hours required according to the UVU Course Catalog.

Basic Course Texts and Uniforms
Uniforms and books are furnished by the government. Students will be required to reimburse the government for loss of uniform items or other equipment.