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The mission of the Department of Military Science and Leadership is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. The Old Dominion University Army ROTC program consists of structured study in the field of military science with the primary objective of developing leaders who will serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army Active and Reserve components. Students develop maturity, responsibility, and dependability while earning the Gold Bar of an Army Second Lieutenant.
The minor in Military Leadership is a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and culturally diverse program.
Preparing students for real life leadership opportunities and challenges.
Students explore issues of leadership, citizenship, and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design.
Course presents increasingly intense and complex situations in which students apply military skills and leadership to solve tactical problems. Students develop leadership proficiencies in all basic military technical and tactical skills, including basic rifle marksmanship, day and night land navigation, physical training, and small/large unit tactics. Field training exercises afford opportunities to apply military leadership and management skills. Cadets are evaluated using 16 leadership dimensions. Prerequisite: MSL 301 or MSL 395.
Course teaches decision making and problem solving skills. Students learn to plan, direct and coordinate individual and group efforts toward task accomplishment. Field exercises afford practical opportunities for the students to apply instruction. Cadets are evaluated against 16 leadership dimensions, including decisiveness, delegation, influence, problem analysis, planning, technical competence, and communication. Prerequisites: MSL 201 /MSL 202 , or MSL 295/MSL 296, or MSL 250 or departmental approval.
Students entering the Minor program in Military Leadership should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Army ROTC offers two different programs to all qualified university students. The traditional four-year program gives students the opportunity to take AROTC courses in each of their four years of college.
The two-year program is available for any students who did not take ROTC during their first two years of college.
There is no service obligation until students reach their junior year of college.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Students may compete for four-, three, and two-year scholarships that pay full tuition and gradually increasing stipend and book allowance annually. Nursing scholarships are plentiful for qualified applicants.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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