Army ROTC: Basic and Advanced Course
The Basic Course
Basic Course teaches decision-making, team building, and communication skills,
in addition to military history and operations. The Basic Course or an
equivalent program and the Advanced Course must be completed in order to be
eligible for commission.
full-time students are eligible for enrollment in the Basic Course without
incurring a military obligation. Requirements for completion of the Basic
Course are MSL 111, 112, 211, and 212 and associated labs. Placement credit for
the Basic Course may be granted to students who have completed initial entry
training in Leader's Training Course, membership in the National Guard or Army
Reserve, or prior honorable military service.
The Advanced Course
Advanced Course is the primary officer preparation program, which means that
you will be involved with analysis of leadership ethics, small unit leadership
and tactics, and command operations. The Advanced Course consists of twelve
academic credits of classroom instruction. Students also attend a paid, five-week
advanced leadership and tactics course, Army ROTC
Cadet Leader Course, between their junior
and senior years.
fulfillment of the Basic Course requirements, students become eligible for
entrance into the Advanced Course. Eligible students must apply and receive the
permission of the Professor of Military Science and Leadership to gain entry.
The competition for commissions is intense, and the basis for selection is your
leadership potential, overall grade point average, and extra- curricular
activities. Once you are accepted into the Advanced Course, you will receive a
monthly tax-free stipend of at least $400. In addition, the Advanced Course
students become the student leaders for the University of Portland Army ROTC
course obligates you to agree to finish the Army ROTC program, and completion
of all military science requirements qualifies the student to apply for
congressional appointment as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.