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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Minor


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Army ROTC is an educational program designed to provide the college student an opportunity to earn an army commission as a second lieutenant while completing the university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The program provides leadership training that will develop the skills and attitudes vital to the professional army officer. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation from the university, ROTC cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants and enter either the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard component.

Requirements for Enrollment and Continuance


The general requirements for enrollment and continuance in the Army ROTC program are as follows.

  1. Basic course students must
    1. Be a citizen of the United States.
    2. Be physically qualified.
    3. Have freshman or sophomore standing. Students with higher standing require consent of instructor.
  2. Basic course cadets applying for enrollment in the advanced course who seek a commission must
    1. Have successfully completed MLSL 101, MLSL 102, MLSL 201, and MLSL 202 or have accomplished one of the following: prior military service, ROTC basic military studies; three-year high school ROTC basic course.
    2. Have two years remaining at the university (either undergraduate, graduate, or in pursuit of additional coursework).
    3. Have completed a minimum of 55 hours.
    4. Be under 30 years old at time of graduation and commissioning (waiverable).
    5. Be enrolled as a full-time student, either at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or at a nearby institution in a partnership program.
    6. Meet military screening and physical requirements.
    7. Maintain a 2.0 G.P.A.
    8. Maintain B average in military science and leadership courses.

Regularly enrolled students who meet the academic prerequisites may take individual courses as electives with the permission of the department head and academic advisor.

Progression Requirements


  1. Minimum overall GPA for entrance into the advanced course (MLSL 301, MLSL 302, MLSL 401, and MLSL 402) is 2.0 GPA.
  2. Minimum GPA in military science and leadership courses is 3.0.
  3. Minimum overall GPA for commissioning is 2.0.
  4. Semester counseling sessions with military advisor required for advanced course and scholarship students only.

Required prerequisite courses (14-15 hours)


Required courses (23-24 hours)


Optional courses (1-7 hours)


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