Program Requirements

  • The traditional Army ROTC Leadership Excellence Program extends over a four-year period compatible with normal progression through four years of college. It consists of two phases: A two-year basic course during the freshman and sophomore years and an advanced course designed for completion during the normal junior and senior years. Also included is a five week National Advanced Leadership Camp normally attended in the summer before the senior year. (Under some circumstances it can be attended in the summer at the end of the senior year). Students may receive academic credit for the first two years of ROTC by attending the Leadership Training Course in the summer before the start of their junior year. Such actions must be approved in advance by the professor of military science who is located at BYU.
  • A three-year program is also offered enabling qualified students (prior service or placement credit or basic course) with 30 semester hours (academic sophomore) to complete all requirements for a U.S. Army commission in three years of college. Applicants for the three-year program may be upper division or graduate students, provided a minimum of four semesters remain at Dixie at the time of entry into the program. Students must complete a physical examination and other associated requirement before contracting. Three-year students normally process for admission during he first month of the spring semester of the freshman year and enter the program at the beginning of the sophomore year.
  • Entering either the four-year or three-year program incurs no military obligation whatsoever until such time as students sign their advanced course contract at the beginning of the junior year, unless they are an Army ROTC scholarship student. At that time they agree to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserve Control Group for a period of eight year; they are sworn into the reserve and begin to receive the monthly $250 subsistence allowance. Veterans who have had one or more year of military service may qualify for direct entry into the advanced course by receiving placement credit or the basic course form the professor of military science.

  • Students must be, or have applied, to be citizens of the United States. Non-U.S. citizens may apply for enrollment on case-by case basis but cannot be commissioned unto they are U.S. citizens.
  • To receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or Army National Guard, students must earn a baccalaureate degree and be commissioned before their 30th birthday. Waivers of age maybe approved by the Department of the Army under special circumstances. Those who are in a five-year academic program, such as engineering, may complete their Army ROTC courses at any point before graduation.
  • Upon commissioning, the new second lieutenant is discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve Control Group and incurs an eight-year obligation to the U.S. Army, which may be filled by serving on Active Duty, in the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), or various combinations or the above.
  • Complete the following basic courses: MILS 1200, 1210, 2200, and 2210.
  • Complete the following advanced courses: MILS 3200, 3210, NALC, 4200, and 4210.

    • NOTE 1: Two-year students should complete the 3000- and 4000-level courses.
    • NOTE 2: Credit for the 1000- and 2000-level courses may be granted by completing the six-week LTC at Fort Knox, Kentucky, beginning the June following the sophomore year or by being granted placement credit prior to service.
    • NOTE 3: Each course listed must have a concurrent leadership laboratory.
  • Professional Military Education (PME): Before being commissioned, each senior cadet must complete one course in the following category: History: HIST 1700 or higher; POSC 1110 or higher.
  • NOTE: Courses not specified above may satisfy the requirement by must be approved by the professor of military science.