The ROTC program is divided into phases: the basic program and the advanced program. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout both phases. Basic summer camp (Leader’s Training Camp) is normally scheduled after the student’s sophomore year and is competitive for entry. The camp substitutes for the basic program and is geared for students who join the ROTC program late and wish to finish the curriculum in four semesters (two years).


Basic Program

The basic program is offered to students at CSN, NSC, and UNLV for the first two years of the ROTC program. The basic course studies Army history, organization, and structure.

Advanced Program

The advanced program consists of the final two years and concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have successfully completed the basic program or the six-week ROTC basic summer camp, or to those who have completed basic training and have completed a minimum of 60 college credits.

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Military Science Minor

A military science minor can also be earned by completing the basic and advanced program and earning a minimum of 19 credits (17 upper–division). If a student completes the 100- and 200-level level courses, they will accumulate a total of 25 military science credits (17 upper–division). The military science minor requirement curriculum consists of the following courses:

  • MIL 250: Leadership Training (two Credits) or MIL 101, 102, 201, and 202 (eight credits)
  • HIST 386B: American Military History (three credits)
  • MIL 301: Tactical Leadership (three credits)
  • MIL 302: Leadership in Changing Environments (three credits)
  • MIL 350: Leadership Development Course (two credits)
  • MIL 401: Developmental Leadership (three credits)
  • MIL 402: Adaptive Leadership (three credits)